NNPC programmes two cargoes per day for February to boost supply

NNPC CargoNNPC said that with the measures, the fuel shortage being experienced in some cities would be solved. (Image source: William Alden/Flickr)With an aim to ensure enough supply of fuel in Nigeria, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has programmed to bring in two cargoes of petrol per day for the rest of February 2018

This is in line with NNPC’s goal to eradicate the fuel queues that have resurfaced in some cities in Nigeria and boost supply of petrol across the country.

Each of the two cargoes is 50mn litres, said NNPC. The total amount of 100mn litres will be brought in per day for the rest of February to replenish strategic reserves.

In addition, about 45mn litres of petrol was discharged from ships into jetties across the country, aiming to enhance supply, said the company. The jetties that received the 45mn litres shipments include Nacj, Bop, Techo Jetty, Dutchess, Vine Jetty, Chipet Jetty and ECM Jetty.

Speaking to the press, NNPC said that before the 45mn litres discharge, there were 324mn litres of petrol on land and 432mn litres in marine storage, which were enough to last for 22 days at 35mn daily consumption rate.

“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,” noted the company.

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