The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Limited, NNPC, has said it is distributing 1 billion litres of safe Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, known as Petrol, in its stock to various fuel stations nationwide, in a bid to restore the normal supply of Petroleum across the Country.
The Corporation announced this in a statement posted on its Twitter page on Tuesday, 15th February 2022.
“NNPC Ltd wishes to reassure Nigerians that it has put adequate measures in place to accelerate the nationwide distribution of PMS earlier disrupted by the quarantine of methanol-blended petrol.
“As of today, NNPC has over 1 billion Litres of certified PMS stock that is safe for use in vehicles and machinery”, the statement reads.
Group Executive Director, Downstream, NNPC, Adetunji Adeyemi, on Tuesday 15th February 2022, while briefing newsmen in Abuja, also disclosed that 2.3 billion litres of PMS would arrive in Nigeria between Tuesday 15th February and the end of February 2022, to address the current situation and restore sufficiency.
The corporation added that it had started running 24-hour operations at its depots and fuel stations to bridge the gap in the supply chain.
“The Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria, Depot Owners & Petroleum Products Marketers Association of Nigeria and the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria have also commenced 24-hour loading and dispensing activities in some of their designated outlets.
He further stated that NNPC’s monitoring team is collaborating with the Authority (NMDPRA) and other Security Agencies to ensure smooth distribution of PMS nationwide.
He said the Corporation implores Nigerians to avoid panic buying as there is sufficient volume of PMS in-country and effort is being made to accelerate distribution to all filling stations.
Story: Asma’u Sani