Nigeria’s Capital Struggles with Gasoline Shortage

Nigeria’s Capital Struggles with Gasoline Shortage

Nigeria’s Capital Struggles with Gasoline Shortage

Written by Teena Marian

17 Feb, 2022 | 4:07 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); Nigeria is facing a severe crisis due to the imports of substandard fuel.

Nigeria is rich in Fuel, however at present Nigeria has no facilities to supply fuel to the country.

The Nigerian Government stated that the fuel supply was disrupted due to the increase in the concentration of Methanol of imported fuel.

Due to problems in the quality of fuel distributed throughout the country, a shortage of fuel across the country due to the importation of Petrol and Diesel.

The Nigeria Fuel Stations announced that within the next 24 hours they are ready to provide fuel to the country.

Nigeria’s oil regulator, the National Petroleum Regulatory Commission, or NNPC, last week announced it had recalled some 170.2 million barrels of tainted petrol that was imported from Europe by four Nigerian oil companies.

The NNPC has acknowledged the recall is the cause of the fuel shortage.

Authorities said the petrol contained higher than normal levels of ethanol and had damaged many vehicles before it was recalled.

The move has disrupted transportation in Abuja and other cities like Lagos and Port-Harcourt.

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