August 21, 2018

Private fuel depots complain of low stock

Private fuel depots complain of low stock

Owners of private petroleum products’ depots in Lagos have warned that the current fuel scarcity in the country may get worse as they have yet to receive supply from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation.

Our correspondent gathered that loading at some of the depots on Monday did not improve significantly, while there was no activity at the government-owned depot in Ibadan, Oyo State.

Supply to Ilorin was said to have been hampered by the row between the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria and the Department of Petroleum Resources.

In Lagos, many filling stations did not operate on Monday, while those that were selling petrol still had long queues of desperate motorists to contend with. On the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, queues at Mobil and Oando filling stations spilled onto the road and caused serious gridlock. Read more

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