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Imported Fuel Dirtier Than Local Fuel by 4Play(m): 12:31pm On Jul 01, 2020
I found this interesting article which claims that the fuel we import into Nigeria is of a lower quality than that produced by illegal refineries in the Niger-Delta

Black market fuel made from stolen oil in rudimentary “bush” refineries hidden deep in the creeks and swamps of the Niger delta is less polluting than the highly toxic diesel and petrol that Europe exports to Nigeria, new laboratory analysis has found.

Shell, Exxon, Chevron and other major oil companies extract and export up to 2m barrels a day of high quality, low sulphur “Bonny Light” crude from the Niger delta. But very little of this oil is refined in the country because its four state-owned refineries are dysfunctional or have closed.

Instead, international dealers export to Nigeria around 900,000 tonnes a year of low-grade, “dirty” fuel, made in Dutch, Belgian and other European refineries, and hundreds of small-scale artisanal refineries produce large quantities of illegal fuel from oil stolen from the network of oil pipelines that criss-cross the Niger delta.

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2020/jul/01/petrol-sold-to-nigeria-from-europe-dirtier-than-black-market-bush-fuel
Re: Imported Fuel Dirtier Than Local Fuel by conductor262: 1:29pm On Jul 01, 2020
lol
Re: Imported Fuel Dirtier Than Local Fuel by wickyyolo: 6:36pm On Jul 01, 2020
Useless giant grin
Re: Imported Fuel Dirtier Than Local Fuel by budaatum: 6:58pm On Jul 01, 2020
This happens with everything imported into Nigeria. We get the lowest grade phones or ones discarded by their western owners. Our tokunbo cars are the ones abandoned on streets in Europe and America or accident cars or those the owners have paid £50 to have crushed. Some even say our rice is plastic! And our local meat is not much better as its no surprise the Fulani will sell a dying sick cow first. But who do we blame? Are we willing or able to pay full price when we earn so little?

Remove price controls and pay us more, I would have said, but with so many unproductive employees on government payroll, I doubt it's deserved. And no, we are not going to be happy about the solution, which is sack the unproductives and pay the productives what they deserve to be paid.

Ref: “Electricity price controls are a big problem"
Re: Imported Fuel Dirtier Than Local Fuel by stevnwigw1: 7:10pm On Jul 01, 2020
Nigeria is about to change for good, God has spoken.
Re: Imported Fuel Dirtier Than Local Fuel by FlordFlorez(m): 10:37pm On Jul 01, 2020
Chai, who do us like this. We are using fake of what we own. This is disdainful.

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