Fuel Scarcity

Tragedy as generating set fume kills woman, 5 children in Edo

Tragedy as generating set fume kills woman, 5 children in Edo

Tragedy as generating set fume kills woman, 5 children in Edo
Fuel marketers call on federal government to pay its debt to end fuel scarcity

Fuel marketers call on federal government to pay its debt to end fuel scarcity

The federal govt has been called upon to pay arrears of subsidy claims that it owned members of the Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria. The association made a call to the govt to pay the debt owed between 2013 and 2015.

Fuel marketers call on federal government to pay its debt to end fuel scarcity
Submit N800 billion supplementary budget for fuel marketers - Lawmakers tell presidency

Submit N800 billion supplementary budget for fuel marketers - Lawmakers tell presidency

Joseph Akinlaja said with Nigeria's four refineries producing little or nothing to augment the importation by the NNPC, the scarcity would continue because people would also continue to exploit loopholes in the distribution chain.

Submit N800 billion supplementary budget for fuel marketers - Lawmakers tell presidency
NBS reports N191 per litre average fuel price nationwide

NBS reports N191 per litre average fuel price nationwide

A report of the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Friday, February 16, indicated that many Nigerians are still paying far above N145 per litre pump price of petrol approved by the Federal Government for the product.

NBS reports N191 per litre average fuel price nationwide
House of Reps committee accuses saboteurs of causing fuel scarcity in Nigeria

House of Reps committee accuses saboteurs of causing fuel scarcity in Nigeria

Alesa Elema said the allegations of diversion of petroleum products are unfounded, she said the depot provides monitoring mechanism that ensures products allocated are lifted and delivered to designated locations.

House of Reps committee accuses saboteurs of causing fuel scarcity in Nigeria
Kachikwu directs NNPC to clear fuel queues in Abuja before February 18

Kachikwu directs NNPC to clear fuel queues in Abuja before February 18

The minister of state for petroleum resources, Ibe Kachikwu, on Thursday, February 15, directed the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to ensure that petrol queues were cleared in Abuja before Sunday, February 18.

Kachikwu directs NNPC to clear fuel queues in Abuja before February 18
House of Representatives begins probe of major fuel depots

House of Representatives begins probe of major fuel depots

The House's ad-hoc committee investigating the activities of staff of the Nigerian Pertroleum Marketing Companies (NPMC), and staff of government owned depots on Wednesday, February 14, announced that its has began its work.

House of Representatives begins probe of major fuel depots
NUPENG reaches agreement with FG, suspends planned strike

NUPENG reaches agreement with FG, suspends planned strike

In a statement signed by its president, Igwe Achese and its general secretary, Joseph Ogbebor, NUPENG said the suspension of the planned strike arose after a meeting and understanding was reached with the SSS DG.

NUPENG reaches agreement with FG, suspends planned strike
Fuel scarcity to ease as 5 ships laden with petroleum products, other commodities arrive at Lagos port

Fuel scarcity to ease as 5 ships laden with petroleum products, other commodities arrive at Lagos port

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) says five ships laden with various products are waiting to berth at Lagos ports. The authority said this in its daily “Shipping Position” made available to newsmen on Wednesday, February 14.

Fuel scarcity to ease as 5 ships laden with petroleum products, other commodities arrive at Lagos port
Osun, Abia, Benue paid highest petrol price in January - NBS

Osun, Abia, Benue paid highest petrol price in January - NBS

The NBS said that in Osun, petrol was sold for N228.89 per litre; in Abia it was N227.50 per litre, while it was N223 per litre in Benue. The NBS stated this in “Premium Motor Spirit (Petrol) Price Watch for January 2018".

Osun, Abia, Benue paid highest petrol price in January - NBS
Fuel scarcity: Dangote staff promise to end situation once and for all

Fuel scarcity: Dangote staff promise to end situation once and for all

Newly trained Dangote Refinery graduate engineers have promised an end to the ongoing fuel scarcity in the country when the refinery takes off. The engineers just returned from an extensive training programme in India.

Fuel scarcity: Dangote staff promise to end situation once and for all
DPR seals 14 filling stations in Sokoto, Kebbi state

DPR seals 14 filling stations in Sokoto, Kebbi state

Fourteen filling stations in Sokoto and Kebbi states have been sealed by the Department of Petroleum Resources over alleged diversion of petroleum and over pricing. Makera, the zonal controller of DPR has said.

DPR seals 14 filling stations in Sokoto, Kebbi state
Dogara reveals how to end fuel scarcity in Nigeria permanently

Dogara reveals how to end fuel scarcity in Nigeria permanently

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, while meeting with the leadership of PENGASSAN on Tuesday February 6, said refining crude oil locally would be a permanent solution to ending fuel scarcity in Nigeria.

Dogara reveals how to end fuel scarcity in Nigeria permanently
Amidst fuel scarcity, 33 ships laden with petroleum products, foodstuffs set to arrive Lagos

Amidst fuel scarcity, 33 ships laden with petroleum products, foodstuffs set to arrive Lagos

Thirty three ships laden with petroleum products, food items and other goods are expected to arrive Apapa and Tin Can Island Ports in Lagos from Monday, January 29 to Monday, February 19. The development was disclosed by the NPA.

Amidst fuel scarcity, 33 ships laden with petroleum products, foodstuffs set to arrive Lagos
Fuel scarcity: FRSC warns against carrying petrol in vehicles

Fuel scarcity: FRSC warns against carrying petrol in vehicles

There is tendency for a vehicle to generate heat on motion as well as carrying fuel at the same time may result to fire outbreak when collision occurred between two vehicles.The advice was to guard against fire outbreak.

Fuel scarcity: FRSC warns against carrying petrol in vehicles
Senate gives NNPC 7 days to end fuel queues

Senate gives NNPC 7 days to end fuel queues

The Nigerian Senate on Thursday, January 25, urged the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to, within seven days, end lingering scarcity of petrol and clear queues in filling stations across the country.

Senate gives NNPC 7 days to end fuel queues
Amidst fuel scarcity, Civil Defence nabs 8 trucks with 469,000 litres of fuel headed for neighboring country

Amidst fuel scarcity, Civil Defence nabs 8 trucks with 469,000 litres of fuel headed for neighboring country

Eight trucks laden with a total of 469,000 litres of Premium Motor Spirit (petrol) and their drivers, have been arrested by operatives of the Niger State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).

Amidst fuel scarcity, Civil Defence nabs 8 trucks with 469,000 litres of fuel headed for neighboring country
Fuel scarcity: Angry southwest governor hits the streets, cracks down on filling stations selling above N145

Fuel scarcity: Angry southwest governor hits the streets, cracks down on filling stations selling above N145

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu led a task force to crack down on filling stations selling fuel above the approved N145/litre pump price or hoarding the product. Akeredolu had previously set up the team to monitor the fuel situation.

Fuel scarcity: Angry southwest governor hits the streets, cracks down on filling stations selling above N145
Fuel queues return to Lagos, Ogun as NNPC releases 250 trucks

Fuel queues return to Lagos, Ogun as NNPC releases 250 trucks

However, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Sunday, January 21, said that it had released 250 trucks of petrol to Lagos metropolis for effective dispensing at filling stations to forestall any scarcity.

Fuel queues return to Lagos, Ogun as NNPC releases 250 trucks
NNPC releases 250 trucks as fuel queues return to Lagos

NNPC releases 250 trucks as fuel queues return to Lagos

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Sunday, January 21, said that it had released 250 trucks of petrol to Lagos metropolis for effective dispensing at filling stations to forestall any scarcity.

NNPC releases 250 trucks as fuel queues return to Lagos
Senators fault petroleum committee’s report on fuel crisis for omitting subsidy, accuse colleagues of conniving with NNPC

Senators fault petroleum committee’s report on fuel crisis for omitting subsidy, accuse colleagues of conniving with NNPC

The Nigerian Senators on Wednesday, January 17, took turns to condemn the report of the Senate committee on Petroleum for not including the issue of fuel subsidy. The Senators alleged that the report was written by NNPC.

Senators fault petroleum committee’s report on fuel crisis for omitting subsidy, accuse colleagues of conniving with NNPC
Fuel scarcity is man-made - Saraki

Fuel scarcity is man-made - Saraki

Saraki explained that members of the Senate Investigative Panel on Fuel Scarcity had to cut short their recess and had commenced hearing on the crisis. He commended the members for their prompt response and the work carried out.

Fuel scarcity is man-made - Saraki
Jubilation in Kwara as NSCDC distributes free fuel seized from black marketers

Jubilation in Kwara as NSCDC distributes free fuel seized from black marketers

The NSCDC said the distribution of the products was enforced based on court order secured from the state High Court which warned individuals and dealers to desist or be dealt with according to provisions of the existing laws.

Jubilation in Kwara as NSCDC distributes free fuel seized from black marketers
NAIJ.com

Fuel scarcity persists in the oil-rich Nigeria since January 2016. Pipeline vandalism is one of the factors which case it.

In April 2016 the Buhari administration promised to treat pipeline vandals in the same way as terrorists. In their return, the militant groups in the Niger Delta said they would not be intimidated by the threats of the Buhari administration and would continue their actions in the interests of their people.

The ongoing active reconstruction and recommissioning of both refineries and pipelines may help to solve the crisis. Follow all the major updates on NAIJ.com.

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