Wednesday, 26 September 2012


As part of concerted efforts to stop fuel queues across the country, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has revealed that additional four million litres of premium motor spirit (petrol) has been released to marketers from the Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company (KRPC).

The Group Managing Director of the NNPC,Mr. Andrew Yakubu, made this known  during a meeting  with members  of the Senate Committee on Petroleum (Downstream) at the National Assembly Complex, Abuja.

Represented by the Group Executive Director, Corporate Services, Dr. Peter Nmadu, the GMD said the Corporation in its bid to keep the nation wet with petrol after the rupturing of the System 2B Pipeline at Arepo by vandals, made alternative arrangements for products distribution by diverting petroleum products to some private depots in Lagos for onward trucking to petrol stations.

He said the NNPC had relied on massive trucking of the products across the country to ameliorate the pains of motorists in the country, adding that one-third of the nation's daily fuel consumption was pumped through the System 2B Pipeline that was ruptured.

'In order to alleviate the hardship being inflicted on Nigerians by the product thieves who ruptured the NNPC System 2B Pipeline at Arepo, the Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company is supplying additional four million litres of fuel to bridge the gap and ease the hiccup,' he said.

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