Latest queues in petrol stations will soon disappear—NNPC


The Nigerian National Petroleum Company, NNPC, Limited has assured that the on-going queues in petrol stations in the country will soon disappear.

In a statement by NNPC spokesman, Olufemi Soneye on Monday, he blamed the queues in petrol stations in the country on the disruption of ship-to-ship transfer of petrol between mother vessels and daughter vessels resulting from recent thunderstorm.

Soneye said the adverse weather condition had also affected berthing at jetties, truck load-outs and transportation of products to filling stations, causing a disruption in station supply logistics.

He added that due to flammability of petroleum products and in compliance with the Nigerian Meteorological Agency, NiMeT, regulations, it was impossible to load petrol during rainstorms and lightning.

Adherence to the regulations, the company said, was mandatory as any deviation could pose severe danger to the trucks, filling stations and human lives

“Similarly, the development was compounded by consequential flooding of truck routes which has constrained movement of PMS from the coastal corridors to the Federal Capital, Abuja.

“The NNPC Ltd is working with relevant stakeholders to resolve the logistics challenges and restore seamless supply of petrol to affected areas,” the company stated.

It added: “Already, loading has commenced in areas where these challenges have subsided, and we are hoping the situation will continue to improve in the coming days and full normalcy would be restored.”

NNPC called on motorists to avoid panic buying and hoarding of petroleum products.

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