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NNPCL Takes Action to Address Petrol Scarcity

NNPCL Takes Action to Address Petrol Scarcity
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NNPCL Takes Action to Address Petrol Scarcity

The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) has begun offloading 240 million liters of petrol to address the worsening nationwide petrol scarcity.

Despite this effort, filling stations are selling petrol at an average price of N800 per liter, with some stations selling as high as N1,000 per liter.

The 240 million liters of petrol were imported into the country through five vessels and offloaded into five depots on Monday. However, the situation may worsen in Lagos and other parts of the South-West due to a directive by the NNPC that fuel trucks must first service the Federal Capital Territory before other places.

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Several people have lamented on this cause of hike in price and also expressed their pain stating as follows:

Many filling stations have hiked their pump prices, selling petrol between N650 and over N1,000 per liter. Black marketers are also taking advantage of the situation, selling petrol at prices over N1,200 per liter.

The fuel scarcity has caused hardship for many Nigerians, with longer queues at filling stations and many stations remaining shut. The situation has also coincided with the resumption of public schools in some states, adding to the burden on parents, teachers, and school owners.

The Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA) has assured Nigerians that it is doing its best to ensure they are not exploited by filling stations. The agency is working to push the NNPC to supply petrol to the entire populace, and with 240 million liters coming in, things are expected to get back to normal soon.

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