Petrol shortage imminent in states as NNPC stops loading product

Petrol shortage may be imminent in some states as trucks have stopped loading from NNPC depots in the South-West since Monday.

A reliable source told the NAN in Lagos on Thursday that PPMC, a subsidiary of NNPC, had stopped pumping petrol through its System 2B to five states in the South-West.

“The management of PPMC has not come out with a cogent reasons why it is not pumping petrol to all the NNPC depots in the South-West since Monday, “ the source said.

“As we speak, depots in Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Kwara and  Ondo States are not getting their fuel supply.“

It will be recalled that the System 2B pipelines take petroleum products from Atlas Cove on the sea to depots in Ejigbo (Lagos State), Mosinmi (Ogun State), Ibadan (Oyo State), Ilorin (Kwara State) and Ore (Ondo State).

“Over 15,000 trucks have paid to load fuel in Ejigbo, Mosinmi, Ore, Ibadan and Ilorin since last week, but are yet to receive the product. Unfortunately, the NNPC is not coming out to tell us why we have not received our order,“ he said.

Mr Haruna Momoh, Managing Director of PPMC, declined to comment on the matter when contacted on phone. (NAN)

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