Breaking: We Didn’t See it Coming, NNPC GMD Begs Nigerians Over Toxic Fuel

Breaking: We Didn’t See it Coming, NNPC GMD Begs Nigerians Over Toxic Fuel

  • The Nigerian National Petroleum Company has expressed regret over the hardships it caused Nigerians over the importation of adulterated petrol
  • The GMD Mele Kyari apologised while appearing before the House of Representatives Committee on Petroleum Resources Downstream
  • According to Kyari, the struggles for fuel would end by next week following efforts being made by the company to correct the anomaly

Amid the current scarcity of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) across major cities in the country, the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) has apologised to Nigerians, The Nation reports.

This is coming after the presence of methanol was discovered in four PMS cargoes imported by its DSDP suppliers.

Mele Kyari
The Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Mele Kyari has apologised to Nigerians over the importation of toxic fuel. Photo credit: Mr Kolo Mele Kyari
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Mele Kyari, the NNPC group managing director apologised to Nigerians while appearing before the House of Representatives Committee on Petroleum Resources Downstream investigating the importation of adulterated fuel.

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In another report by The Punch, Kyari assured citizens that NNPC Limited was doing everything possible to ensure that fuel supply across the country is normalised by next week.

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According to him, NNPC was not aware of the presence of methanol in the fuel imported into the country. He also appealed to Nigerians to avoid antic buying of fuel.

He defended that the loading terminal where the fuel was brought into the country, saying it has been supplying gasoline for a very long time.

Kyari stressed that they have been a major terminal supplying fuel to not only West Africa but to many countries in Europe.

NNPC reveals how much it needs to clean 170.25m litres of dirty fuel

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that NNPC disclosed it may need an estimated N201bn worth of clean Premium Motor Spirit (PMS, petrol) to bring 170.25 million litres of adulterated product imported the country up to standard, an analysis of industry data has shown.

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The Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority had said on Tuesday, February 8, that for every 200 litres of the adulterated product, 800 litres of petrol with good quality would be required for the blending that would be done.

The Chief Executive Officer, NMDPRA, Farouk Ahmed, made this known during a visit to some depots in Lagos after a meeting with industry stakeholders.

Adulterated fuel supply: Trouble as 2 top agencies' bosses get ultimatum

Meanwhile, less than four months into his appointment as the chief executive officer of the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA), Farouk Ahmed, has been asked to resign.

The call for the resignation of Ahmed followed the importation of contaminated fuel by some independent petroleum marketers through the authorization of the NNPC.

In the call made via a press statement issued on Friday, February 11, by a pro-Nigeria Civil Society Organisation, NIGERIA FIRST, Kyari was also asked to tender his resignation.

Source: Legit.ng

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