Fuel Scarcity Rocks Kwara, Lagos, Oyo

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  • Monday, 17 September 2012
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  • Nosagie Nosa-Ero
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  • Several South-West states in Nigeria have been hit with fuel scarcity, this is largely attributed to the failure of the NNPC to repair the Arepo distribution pipeline, which erupted in flames following a vandalisation.

    According  to OsunDefender , NNPC isn't wiling to send more men to effect repairs at the damaged site reason being that the last bath of men, the corporation had earlier sent to checkmate the crises were abducted and killed.

    The General Manager, Media, NNPC, Dr. Farouk Ibrahim in a telephone chat had this to say;
    “What is happening now is not fuel shortages but disruption of the distribution channels. With the damage of the Arepo pipeline it has become very difficult to evacuate petroleum products in Lagos and other neighbouring states.” He also noted that the damaged pipeline carries between 9 and 11 million litres of fuel daily, adding that efforts to evacuate products by trucking has not proved as effective and efficient as the pipelines, as “most of the private depots have not developed enough infrastructure for trucking.”

    This recent development has caused a hike in petroleum prices across the affected states. In Lagos, there have been reports of redundant filling stations while others with the products sell at an outrageous price of between N100-N120/Liter

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