MINISTER of State for Petroleum Resources
and Group Managing Director of the Nigerian
National Petroleum Corporation, Dr. Ibe
Kachikwu has directed the Pipelines and
Products Marketing Company, PPMC and
Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory
Agency, PPPRA to embark on renewed special
supply intervention measures to ensure
a country-wide availability of petroleum
products ahead of the forthcoming yuletide
and beyond.
The NNPC, in a statement, disclosed that the
special supply intervention mechanism which
entails the ramping up of additional supply
via massive truck-out to guarantee product penetration to the nooks and crannies of
the country, started over the weekend.
The Corporation stated that daily fuel
truck-out to locations such as Abuja,
Kaduna, Kano, Enugu, Ibadan and Jos,
have been increased significantly to
enhance free flow of products across the
The NNPC stated that it is consolidating
its strategic alliance with some major
depot owners and oil marketers with
strong regional logistics outlay in those
areas to ensure maximum infiltration of
products especially in the hinterland
ahead of the forthcoming Christmas
and New Year festivities.
While calling on members of the
public to refrain from hoarding, product
diversion and panic buying of petrol, the
Corporation noted that the intervention
measure would help circumvent the
challenges posed by the unavailability
of pipelines for the transportation of
petroleum products.
It noted that product diversion is an
economic crime and warned that it will
not hesitate to report offenders to the
security agencies for prosecution

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