The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited has said that 63 deports across the country have altogether received a total of 339 million litres of petrol in seven days.
From the data obtained by The Punch from NNPCL and the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority, the distribution was made to states with Lagos, Delta, Oyo, and Ogun topping the list.
According to this report, disclosed on Monday, petroleum products were distributed between February 25 and March 3.
Meanwhile, Lagos got the highest share of about 1.73 billion litres based on the Weekly National PMS Evacuation & Dispatch report about the shared 339 million litres of petrol distributed.
Next to the share of Lagos State, It was reported that Delta State got 610 million litres; Oyo received 531 million litres and Ogun had 441 million litres.
The Punch reported that the top 25 top loading depots, with a minimum evacuation of 5 million litres, handled 79% of all evacuations, according to NNPCL and NMDPRA, with a daily average distribution of around 48 million litres and 63 million litres, respectively.
According to the Group Chief Executive Officer of NNPCL, Mele Kyari, Nigeria consumes 66 million litres of petrol daily.
The fuel scarcity and hike in cost of fuel that lingered from the last quarter of 2022 till early 2023 resurfaced again in some states including Abuja during the presidential election week.
This publication recalls that depots shut down because of the general election that was conducted on February 25 and this resulted in fuel scarcity during this period.
The Punch reported that queues were observed at the NNPC retail station along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Tuesday.