NNPCL reveals reason behind FCT petrol scarcity


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

This is contained in a statement by the NNPCL Chief Corporate Communications Officer, Olufemi Soneye, on Monday in Abuja.

He said: “The fuel queues in the FCT are 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.”

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

Although some independent marketers sell the product for N690/litre amid endless queues, the NNPCL retail outlets still sell it for N617 per litre, recording the longest queues

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