Nigeria's Fuel Scarcity Lingers On


As part of efforts to boost the lingering fuel scarcity in parts of the country, The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation says it has supplied an additional four million litres to Kaduna.
Photo: Vanguard

Cars queuing for fuel in Abuja.

  • Nigeria:  Fuel Scarcity to Bite Harder ? Investigation (II)

    Vanguard, 30 October 2012

    It's above N97 pump price in Asaba read more »

  • Nigeria:  Fuel Subsidy Reports and the Whirlwind of Red-Tapism

    Leadership, 30 October 2012

    In the heat of what has come to be known as the Occupy protests, the nearest example of a people's led movement for mass change in Nigeria; every man, woman and child protested ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  NNPC Supplies Additional 4 Million Litres of Petrol

    Leadership, 26 September 2012

    As part of concerted efforts to stop fuel queues across the country, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has revealed that additional four million litres of premium ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  NNPC Raises Supply to Kaduna Refinery By Four Million Litres

    This Day, 26 September 2012

    As part of concerted efforts to thin out fuel queues across the country, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has revealed that additional four million litres of ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  NNPC Boosts Fuel Supply With 4 Million Litres Per Day

    Daily Trust, 26 September 2012

    The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has revealed that additional four million litres of premium motor spirit (petrol) has been released to marketers from the Kaduna ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Why Fuel Scarcity Persists - NNPC Tells Senate

    Vanguard, 25 September 2012

    The Group Managing Director of National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Mr. Andrew Yakubu Tuesday told the Senate that recent fuel scarcity experienced by Nigerians was as a result of ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  No End in Sight to Fuel Scarcity

    Daily Trust, 19 September 2012

    There is no end in sight on the lingering fuel scarcity in most parts of the country as the engineers of the Pipeline and Products Marketing Company (PPMC) are yet to resume work ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Fuel Shortage Hits Harder as Lagos Depot Remains Shut

    Daily Trust, 18 September 2012

    The lingering fuel scarcity in the country worsened yesterday as most depots in Lagos remained shut. Our correspondent who visited the depots at Ibafon yesterday reports that ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Fuel Scarcity - NNPC to Distribute Product With Tanker

    Leadership, 18 September 2012

    Following the shutdown of system 2b, a major pipeline that evacuates between nine to 11million litres of fuel from Lagos to Ibadan, Ilorin and the north, due to serious vandalism ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  NNPC Increases Fuel Supply to Marketers

    This Day, 18 September 2012

    The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has said that it has taken measures to end the current fuel scarcity being witnessed in Lagos and some parts of the country. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Fuel Scarcity - NNPC Increases Daily Truck Loading

    Vanguard, 17 September 2012

    Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, said, yesterday, that it had increased daily loading of petroleum products by trucking, following the damage of System 2B ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  DPR Swoops On Fuel Depots Over Price Hike

    This Day, 18 September 2012

    The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has carried out checks on some oil depots in Lagos following reports of increase in ex-depot price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) also ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Arepo - Fuel Scarcity Hits Lagos, Oyo, Kwara

    Vanguard, 17 September 2012

    Several States in the South West, including Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Ondo and Kwara, will suffer petroleum products shortages, pending when the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  NNPC Attributes Fuel Scarcity in Lagos to Distribution Challenges

    Vanguard, 17 September 2012

    The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), has attributed the cause of the ongoing fuel scarcity in Lagos and its environs to distribution challenges. read more »

  • Nigeria:  NNPC Blames Pipeline Vandals for Fuel Scarcity On Pipeline Vandalisation

    Leadership, 17 September 2012

    The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), is blaming the current fuel scarcity in Lagos and its environs on the vandalisation of the pipeline at Arepo village. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Saraki Calls for Summit to End Fuel Scarcity

    Leadership, 17 September 2012

    The Chairman, Senate Committee on Ecology and Environment, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has called for an urgent stakeholders' summit to resolve the problems surrounding the oil subsidy ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Fuel Scarcity Hits Lagos

    Leadership, 11 September 2012

    There are strong indications that fuel scarcity may be creeping into Lagos State weeks after Abuja was paralysed by NUPENG strike in support of marketers that were owed subsidy ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Fuel Scarcity Hits Ekiti

    Vanguard, 7 September 2012

    Petrol scarcity has hit Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State capital and other major towns in the state, a development that has led to hike in prices of petroleum products in the state. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Motorists Groan As Fuel Scarcity Hits Ekiti

    This Day, 7 September 2012

    Motorists and several other residents of Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital Thursday groaned under the hardship of fuel scarcity which almost paralysed commercial activities in the ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  NNPC Has Sufficient Petrol - Marketer

    Leadership, 6 September 2012

    Mr Ifeayin Ubah, Managing Director, Capital Oil and Gas Ltd., on Thursday assured that the NNPC had enough stock of petrol to "last the country for a long time". read more »

  • Nigeria:  Anguish of Abuja Residents As Fuel Scarcity Returns

    Vanguard, 5 September 2012

    RESIDENTS of Abuja, Nigeria's federal capital are now asking what has become a familiar question all over again: When will the intermittent fuel scarcity and the resultant hardship ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Fuel Scarcity - NNPC Accuses Marketers of Sabotage

    Daily Trust, 5 September 2012

    The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporations (NNPC) yesterday said the reappearance of queues at the petrol stations may likely be connected to the marketers' inability to ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  NNPC Dismisses Rumours of Imminent Fuel Shortage

    Leadership, 5 September 2012

    The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), has assured the consuming public that there is enough fuel to last a minimum of 30 days. This is contrary to reports of imminent ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Fuel Scarcity - NUPENG Denies Being On Strike

    This Day, 5 September 2012

    The Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) Tuesday said its members were not on strike as being widely-speculated. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Fuel Scarcity Hits Abuja Again

    Vanguard, 4 September 2012

    Fuel queues appeared again in Abuja on Tuesday but nobody is sure what the cause is this time. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Fuel Scarcity Hits Abuja Again

    Leadership, 4 September 2012

    Fuel queues appeared again in Abuja on Tuesday but nobody is sure what the cause is this time. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Fuel Scarcity - NNPC Cautions Against Panic Buying

    Leadership, 4 September 2012

    The management of NNPC said it had 30 days stock of petrol and cautioned against panic buying by consumers. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Alison-Madueke Allays Fear of Fuel Scarcity

    Vanguard, 17 August 2012

    The Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke, Thursday has allayed fears that the nation could be thrown into another bout of fuel scarcity explaining that ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Fuel Scarcity Persists in Abuja

    Daily Trust, 17 August 2012

    As Nigerians get ready for the Eid el-Fitr celebration, the fuel scarcity that started Wednesday in Abuja and environs degenerated yesterday with very long queues in most of the ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Fuel Scarcity - Black Market Operators Take Over Abuja Again

    Leadership, 17 August 2012

    With barely 24 hours to Sallah, the business of black market operators of petroleum product is booming again in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) following the scarcity of fuel ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Minister Assures of Fuel Availability, Tasks New NNPC Board

    Leadership, 17 August 2012

    As fuel scarcity continues to bite harder in Abuja, the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, has said that the NNPC and PPMC have products to last 40 to 45 ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  FG Releases N300 Billion Capital Vote As Okonjo-Iweala Meets Fuel Marketers

    Vanguard, 17 August 2012

    The Federal Ministry of Finance has released the third quarter capital vote of N300 billion with a view to boosting the 2012 budget implementation. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Fuel Scarcity - Don't Make Nigerians Scapegoats, Jonathan to Oil Marketers

    Leadership, 16 August 2012

    President Goodluck Jonathan has told petroleum marketers in the country not to hold Nigerians to ransom with its plan to shut down filling stations in a bid to cause fuel scarcity. read more »

  • Nigeria:  TUC, Others Bemoan Effects of Deregulation On Nigerians

    Vanguard, 17 August 2012

    Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, TUC, yesterday decried the high cost of cement and diesel as a result of the deregulation of prices, noting that a group of Nigerian businessmen ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Fuel Strike Threat - Indicted Marketers Resort to Blackmail - FG

    Vanguard, 16 August 2012

    The Federal Government, yesterday, accused petroleum marketers who were indicted by the Aig-Imoukhuede Committee on Subsidy Payments of hoarding fuel to put pressure on the ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Subsidy - FG Pays N42.6 Billion to 31 Marketers

    This Day, 16 August 2012

    The Federal Government has debunked insinuations by some oil marketers that they have not received their entitlements for fuel imports, insisting that Sovereign Debt Notes ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Subsidy Payment - Fuel Queues Resurface in Abuja

    Leadership, 15 August 2012

    Long fuel queues have resurfaced in most of the filling stations in Abuja and it environs due to non-payment of subsidy claims to oil marketers by the Federal Government. read more »

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