NNPC assuages concerns about fuel scarcity and maintains that there is ample fuel on hand
The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC Ltd) claims it has two billion liters ofPremium Motor Spirit (PMS), also known as gasoline, in storage in response to the country's growing fuel shortage.
Mr. Adeyemi Adetunji, Executive Vice President, Downstream, NNPC Limited, highlighted in a statement on Thursday that with enough fuel on hand, it will provide for drivers and car owners for more than 30 days.
He claims that in order to shorten the lengthy line, officials are currently monitoring massive loading from the depot to various locations. He also claims that the NNPC has scheduled trucks and vessels to go to unconstrained depots.
According to the statement, current road infrastructure projects near Apapa and difficulties with access roads in the state are the main causes of the recent bottlenecks in Lagos.
He said that the gridlock was dissipating and added that in order to get things back to normal, NNPC retail and important merchants had increased dedicated loading into Abuja.
He assured Nigerians that the NNPC has enough supplies and that it has significantly increased product loading in some depots and extended hours at key stations to ensure sufficient supplies nationwide while also working with industry stakeholders to ensure that normalcy is restored as soon as possible.