Easter: NNPC to berth two vessels of 50m liters of petrol daily

By Mary Okoh
Enugu

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has unveiled its plan to berth two vessels of 50 million liters of petrol per day.
This is part of its efforts to make the Easter celebration pleasurable for the citizens.
The Group Managing Director of NNPC, Mr Maikanti Kachalla Baru, disclosed this at the NNPC Special Day at the ongoing 30th Enugu International Trade Fair.
He said, "I am delighted to inform you that NNPC has ensured that all the nooks and crannies of the country are kept wet with petroleum products. As I speak, no fewer than 55 depots across the country are fully stocked with petroleum products including premium motor spirit otherwise called petrol. These depots include 23 in Lagos, seven in Port Harcourt, 11 in Warri, 6 in Calabar and 8 in Kaduna.
"Also to make the Easter holiday that is fast approaching pleasurable, NNPC has put all the necessary arrangements in place to berth two vessels of 50 million litres of petrol daily.”

Baru, who was represented by Anibo Kragha, NPC Chief Operating Officer, Refineries and Petrol Chemicals, cautioned depot owners or terminal operators against selling petrol above the official ex-depot price of N133.28, noting that price of petrol remains N145 per litre in the country.
"Any station which sells the product above the regulated price should be reported to the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), the industry regulator or to any law enforcement agency," he said.
Besides, the President of Enugu Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (ECCIMA), Emeka Udeze, had urged NNPC to address issues that have negatively affected the operations of the downstream sector of the oil industry.
He said, "NNPC as the ombudsman of the oil and had sector of the Nigerian economy must strive to make the operations of players in the industry transparent with the sim of realizing effective and efficient service delivery to the Nigerian people and other stakeholders.

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