Fuel stations to open for longer hours to aid fuel supply – NNPC

The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC) has announced that fuel stations will operate longer hours, to ensure supply and distribution of petrol.

The Executive Vice President, Downstream, NNPC Ltd, Dapo Segun, stated this on Monday in Abuja during a joint inspection of stations by the firm and the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority officials.

NAN reports that the NNPC and the NMDPRA embarked on a joint monitoring of the supply and distribution of fuel stations in the Federal Capital Territory and across the country to ensure that queues disappear.

NNPC had said that fuel queues in the FCT and parts of the country were a result of disruption of ship-to-ship transfer of fuel between Mother Vessels and Daughter Vessels resulting from recent thunderstorms.

It said adverse weather conditions; including rainstorms and lightning, had also affected berthing at jetties, truck load-outs, and transportation of products to filling stations, disrupting station supply logistics.

Speaking during the inspection, Segun said there was a gap in the ship-to-shore discharge of PMS which he described as a volatile liquid, adding that during thunderstorms it could not be discharged rather it had to suspend ship-to-shore movement.

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