NNPCL Says Fuel Queues Caused By Logistics Issues, Flooding

…As NNPC, Stakeholders Vow To Restore Normalcy

According to NNPC Ltd, a recent thunderstorm caused disruptions in the ship-to-ship (STS) transfer of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), better known as petrol, between mother vessels and daughter vessels, which resulted in petrol queues in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and other parts of the country.

In a press release on Monday, 8th July 2024 signed by the Chief Corporate Communications Officer, NNPC Ltd., Abuja, Olufemi Soneye, said that the adverse weather conditions have also affected berthing at jetties, truck load-outs and transportation of products to filling stations, disrupting station supply logistics.

The NNPC Ltd also states that due to the flammability of petroleum products and in compliance with the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) regulations, it was impossible to load petrol during rainstorms and lightning.

Adherence to these regulations is mandatory as any deviation could pose a severe danger to the trucks, filling stations and human lives.

Similarly, the development was compounded by consequential flooding of truck routes which has constrained the movement of PMS from the coastal corridors to the Federal Capital, Abuja.

The NNPC Ltd is working with relevant stakeholders to resolve the logistics challenges and restore a seamless supply of petrol to affected areas.

Already, loading has commenced in areas where these challenges have subsided, and we are hoping the situation will continue to improve in the coming days and full normalcy will be restored.

The NNPC also calls on motorists to avoid panic buying and hoarding petroleum products.

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