Abuja - The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)
said steps had been taken to ensure travelers have a hitch-free yuletide.
The NNPC Group Managing Director, Dr Maikanti Baru, said
this in Abuja in a statement signed by Mr Ndu Ughamadu, the, Group Public
Affairs Division of the corporation.
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Dr
Jamila Shua’ra, had said that the ministry had challenges with the availability
of the Aviation turbine Kerosene (ATK) popularly known as aviation fuel.
Shortage of the product had recently led to reported cases
of flight delays and cancellations across the nation’s airports.
Assuring travelers of sufficient ATK, Baru also said that
the corporation had exceeded the demands of marketers as 38.7 million litres of
ATK had been discharged, representing a 26-day sufficiency of the product.
He also said that there was enough petrol to last 40 days.
Also read: Fuel shortages: Flights grounded
”Specifically, on Dec. 14, the Corporation completed the
discharge of 8,800MT which represented about 10.6million litres to major
terminals in the country.
”In addition, as at this morning (Dec. 19), 23,500MT which
represents about 28.2million litres has been discharged to the major oil
”In order to sustain the tempo, the corporation has also
secured the supply of additional 30,000MT vessel of ATK which represents about
36 million litres expected to berth Nigerian shores before the end of the year.
”Furthermore, NNPC wishes to state that it has over 40-day
sufficiency for Premium Motor Spirit (petrol) and adequate volumes of Kerosene
and diesel to satisfy national demand throughout the yuletide period and
Baru assured Nigerians that the NNPC would sustain the drive
towards ensuring availability of petroleum products at all times.
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