15 October 2012

Nigeria: Fuel Queues Again in the North

Fuel queues have resurfaced in Abuja, Kaduna and other major towns in northern states. In Abuja and environs, many filling stations are out of products. The few stations that dispense fuel were crowded by motorists hoping to refuel.

In Kaduna, most stations were out of petrol while the few stations that dispense are selling above the N97 official price.

Also in Mararaba, Nasarawa state, most of the petrol stations visited by our reporter have no stock.

An Abuja-based oil marketer, Alhaji Ali Ma'a said the scarcity is as a result of the spill over of the Arepo pipeline vandalism last month and the inability of Warri Refinery and Port Harcourt to refine products for a very long time.

When contacted the General Manager, Media, NNPC Dr Omar Farouq Ibrahim said he needed more time to verify the reasons for the scarcity before commenting.

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