Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Business

Fuel queues remain as NNPC pumps 21m litres of PMS


  • Fuel queues remain as NNPC pumps 21m litres of PMS
Fuel queues have ceased to fade despite an additional 21 million litres of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) or petrol supplied by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation to filling stations across the federation at the weekend.
Oil marketers and the federal government had last Wednesday pledged to restore sanity to the fuel supply and distribution condition within days. But the situation is yet to improve across the states and the Federal Capital Territory, findings have shown.
Most of the filling stations monitored at the City Centre and the outskirts of Abuja on Monday had long queues of desperate motorists struggling for several hours before they could buy the product.
Our reporter gathered that though the queues were a bit better compared to last week, the price of PMS has remained above the regulated N87 pump price at the filling stations in many cities across the country.
It was also gathered that despite the hardship motorists go through before buying the product, transport fares within Abuja have not been affected significantly.
PMS truck out data for the weekend released by the NNPC yesterday showed that over 2.6 m litres of petrol were dispatched from its Suleja Depot to Abuja filling stations and environs.
More than 1.7m litres was dispatched from Kaduna Depot while 4.6 m litres was trucked out from Kano Depot and 115,997 was dispatched from Minna Depot. While the Gusau Depot   supplied 1.4m litres, Gombe Area   dispatched 335,998.00 litres of PMS to filling stations within Gombe.
For the South West region, Mosimi Depot  supplied 2.1m litres, the Satelite Depot 688,280 litres,  Ilorin Depot  435,985; Ore Depot 589,000.00, Ibadan Depot        451,004.
For the South-South and Eastern regions Benin Depot   supplied   526,003; Warri Depot  526,003; Port Harcourt Depot  3.0m litres; Aba Depot 605,987.00 while the Makurdi Depot  supplied 1.4m litres to filling stations to mostly Otukpo, Gboko and  neighbouring North-Central States.