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NNPC denies looming fuel scarcity in South-West

By on April 14, 2013

The Management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, have informed members of the public to disregard the reports of imminent fuel scarcity in the South-West region.

In a statement by the acting Group General Manager, Public Affairs, Tumini Green, NNPC explained that it is untrue that there has not been loading from the depots in the South-West since Monday.

She stated that it was only the depot at Atlas Cove which was temporarily shut down for the maintenance of its power generator which is a standard industry practice, adding that the Atlas Cove depot is not a loading but a storage depot, thus, loading could not have been affected.

“What happened was that one of the major generators at the Atlas Cove was undergoing a routine maintenance which resulted in a shutdown of pumping activities,” he said.

“The suspension of pumping from Atlas Cove for maintenance did not in any way affect distribution activities as the depots serviced by the Atlas Cove Jetty through the System 2B Pipeline have enough products to keep all the states in the South-West Zone wet throughout the period of the maintenance,” Green stated.

“As at this morning, the maintenance which started on Wednesday has been concluded and pumping has resumed.”

She said the depots under the System 2B Pipeline have an average of 5.4 days fuel sufficiency with the breakdown as follows: Mosimi – 6.4 days, Ibadan – 5.9 days, Ilorin –4.2 days, and Ore – 5.1 days.

Green urged members of the public to avoid panic buying, while urging journalists to avoid undue sensational reporting that could cause anxiety among members of the public.