08 February 2018, Sweetcrude, Abuja — The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Thursday, said ships discharged 45 million litres of petrol to jetties across the country, while it also disclosed that for the rest of February 2018, it would receive two cargoes, containing 100 million litres of the commodity daily.
In a statement by its Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, the NNPC listed the jetties that received the 45 million litres shipments to include Nacj, Apapa; Bop, Apapa; Techo Jetty, Lagos; Dutchess, Oghara; Vine Jetty, Calabar; Chipet Jetty, Lagos; and ECM Jetty, Calabar.
It noted that prior to the fresh 45 million litres of Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, also known as petrol, discharged, there was 324 million litres of petrol on land and 432 million litres in marine storage making a total of 756 million litres, enough to last for 22 days at 35 million daily consumption rate.
The NNPC further noted that it programmed to bring in two cargoes of petrol per day for the rest of February to boost supply, keep the country wet with petrol and eradicate the fuel queues that have resurfaced in some cities.
It said each of the two cargoes is 50 million litres making a total of 100 million litres that would be brought in per day for the rest of February to increase supply and replenish strategic reserves.
To ensure efficient distribution of the product to depots in the hinterland, the NNPC said the Nigerian Pipeline and Storage Company (NPSC), a midstream subsidiary of the NNPC, had been mandated to fix relevant pipelines to facilitate seamless pumping, in addition to massive trucking arrangement that is in place.
“The corporation assures that with the measures in place, the fuel queues being experienced in some cities would soon be a thing of the past,” it noted.