A Review of the Nigerian Energy Industry

No fuel shortage in Rivers – IPMAN

Egufe Yafugborhi

29 August 2012, Sweetcrude, PORT HARCOURT — AS another episode of fuel scarcity sweeps across the country over dispute between the Federal Government and importers, the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, IPMAN, in Rivers State, has assured of steady supply of products in the state.

Chairman of Rivers IPMAN, Comrade Sunny Mkpe, said in Port Harcourt, Tuesday, that the reassurance had become necessary to discourage emerging queues and echoes of above-pump-price dispensing of products in filling stations in the state which he blamed on panic buying.

Briefing the press at Eleme, Port Harcourt, Comrade Mkpe said there was no scarcity in Rivers State and that the union would not take kindly to marketers and filling stations indulging in hoarding.

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  • Why should a state that accounts for the bulk of Nigeria’s crude oil production and plays host to two oil refineries suffer fuel shortage for even one second?