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Nipco moves to ease fuel scarcity in Lagos

Kunle Kalejaye  13 July 2015, Sweetcrude, Lagos – As part of efforts to increase the volume of petrol available in Lagos and environs, Nipco, a downstream company in Nigeria, has opened its flagship station on the popular Ikorodu Road, Lagos.
The station is the latest addition to the company’s over 150 outlets nationwide.
Speaking at the inauguration, Managing Director, Nipco, Mr. Venkataraman Venkatapathy, said the outlet is aimed principally at meeting the needs of motorists and other petroleum products’ users.
According to him, the branded station, operates a 24-hour service daily and would offer solace to the populace especially against the background of the perennial fuel scarcity in the country.
He said the dispensing pumps are properly calibrated and are tamper proof to guard against any unpleasant acts to the detriment of motorists with a view to ensuring continuous patronage
Mr. Venkatapathy disclosed that the state of the art station is a reflection of the company’s pedigree in the downstream sector as acclaimed by various stakeholders in the petroleum products marketing realm.
The station with a combined storage capacity of over 200,000 litres has a multi-nozzle pumps for dispensing of products, including Premium Motor Spirit [PMS], Automotive Gas Oil [AGO] and Dual Purpose kerosene [DPK].
Nipco’s  new station has a Lube Bay for car servicing with modern facilities such as  digital air gauge, showroom for car kits including high grade lubricants , water fountain, conveniences among others,- all in a bid to make it a one stop shop for auto related facilities.
Nipco presently has over 150 outlets with the most latest being the Ikorodu station strategically located on the ever busy expressway linking the mainland to the Lagos metropolis in the erstwhile Federal Capital.
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