19 January 2012, Swwetcrude, Benin – The Federal Government, through the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, has re-commissioned the strategic Benin Depot of the Pipelines and Products Marketing Company, PPMC which has been laying dormant since 2005.
Declaring the depot open for operation on Thursday, Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, noted that the revamping of the Benin depot was a single item in a long list of practical measures designed by the Jonathan administration to sanitize the downstream sector of the oil and gas industry.
She said: “As an industry, we are extremely satisfied that the transformation agenda of the President in the oil and gas industry is coming to fruition. We are grateful to the Joint Task force for the level of support they have given the petroleum sector especially in the area of pipeline vandalism. it clearly shows how successful we can be as a people if we come together to combat a scourge.”