NNPCL blames disruption for FCT petrol scarcity

The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) has blamed the scarcity of the Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) petrol on disruption of ship-to-ship transfer of petrol.

Chief Corporate Communications Officer, Olufemi Soneye, made this known in a statement.

He said: “The fuel queues in the FCT is primarily due to disruption of ship-to-ship (STS) transfer of PMS between Mother Vessels and Daughter Vessels resulting from recent thunderstorms, and the consequential flooding of trucking routes which constrained movement of PMS to Abuja from coastal corridors.”

Petrol has been scarce in FCT since last week resulting in the pump price increase to as much as N720 to N820 per litre.

Although some independent marketers vend the product for N690/litre kamid endless queues, Total Energies sells it for N660/litre.

The NNPCL retail outlets still sell it for N617 per litre recording the longest queues.



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here