Fuel scarcity has hit Port Harcourt, the commercial nerve of Rivers State as operating filling stations sell at N200 per litre.
Fuel marketers had said fuel might sell as much as N230 per litre but the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC insisted that there was no official hike in pump price.
Our correspondent who monitored the development observed that most filling stations were shut on Monday evening while those open were dispensing between N180-200 per litre.
Commercial drivers who spoke to our correspondent said that if the pump prices continue to rise, they will be forced to also review their fare charges to meet up with the present realities.
John Okon, a driver who plies Rumuola to Nkpolu route said that the drivers are bearing the brunt of the previous increase already and will not continue.
According to him, transport charges will likely double and urged the government to review the pump price downward to better the lots of the masses.