NNPC to import two cargoes daily in order to curb fuel scarcity.

In a bid to nip the resurging fuel scarcity in the bud and eradicate fuel queues across the country, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has said that the corporation will henceforth import two cargoes daily from February.

The two cargoes per day drive is to boost supply of premium motor spirit across major cities in the country.
According to the corporation, it will balance the demand for fuel with its appropriate supply as well as replenish strategic reserves.

The corporation also said that to improve supply, 455 million liters of petrol was discharged from ships into jetties across the country on the 7th of February.

The jetties includes Nacj, Apapa; Bop, Apapa; Techo Jetty, Lagos; Dutchess, Oghara; Vine Jetty, Calabar; Chipet Jetty, Lagos; and ECM Jetty, Calabar.

The corporation also said that there is 324 million liters of petrol on land and 432 million liters in marine storage making a total of 756 million liters, enough to last for 22 days at 35 million daily consumption rate.

However, to ensure efficient distribution of the product to depots in the hinterland, the Nigerian Pipeline and Storage Company (NPSC), a midstream subsidiary of the NNPC, has been mandated to fix relevant pipelines to facilitate seamless pumping, in addition to massive trucking arrangement that is in place. This is to ensure that fuel queue experienced in some cities in Nigeria is completely eradicated, the corporation said.