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Scarcity: Fuel Shortage, Queues Worsen In Lagos, Abuja, Others by Omooba77: 8:03am On Jul 10
The nation’s fuel shortage appears to have worsened, yesterday, as filling stations ran out of stocks, thus shutting their gates against motorists and other users of the product.


Checks by Vanguard in Lagos showed there were long queues at filling stations with commercial stocks of the product as panic buying continued across the state.

Illegal operators hawk fuel in Lagos
Illegal operators were also seen hawking the product along Ikorodu Road, Maryland and Marina, due mainly to the absence of the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Regulatory Authority, NMDRA, industry regulator, to enforce compliance.


Also in Abuja, petrol supply situation grew worse yesterday as more filling stations ran out of stock while black marketers hiked their price to N1,500 per litre.

Checks by Vanguard showed that most petrol stations including outlets owned by major marketers in the central area of the city were shut down.

NNPC station opens, selling
However, NNPC Retail mega station and NIPCO stations continued to dispense with long queues seen at the stations located in Karu, Airport Road and the Central Business District.

The supply difficulty which the NNPC Limited blamed on logistics challenge and flooding in the coastal areas continued into the sixth day despite assurances from government officials that the challenges were being resolved.

Minister of State assures consumers
The Minister of State Petroleum Resources (Oil), Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, said that normalcy was being restored.

In a post on his verified social media handle X (formerly Twitter), the Minister wrote: “Dear Nigerians, I understand the frustration many of you are feeling due to the fuel queues in cities such as Abuja. Recent flooding on the trucking route and unavoidable logistical challenges due to weather concerns have temporarily disrupted our distribution chain.


“I assure you that our dedicated team is working round the clock to resolve these issues. We are committed to restoring normal fuel supply as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time”.

Fuel scarcity: When greed, corruption and sabotage form an alliance
FG should tackle issues behind shortages – TUC
However, the President General, Trade Union Congress, TUC, and President of Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, PENGASSAN, Festus Osifo, yesterday, urged the federal government to tackle logistics, weather and other issues, currently stalling supply to motorists and other users of the product in all parts of Nigeria.

He stated this during an interview with journalists on the sidelines of the ongoing Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, PENGASSAN, Women Annual Convention, PWAC, on Tuesday in Abuja.

He said: “We will continuously have perennial oil scarcity until we do what is right. There is no silver bullet today that is going to stop the scarcity that will come periodically. About a week ago, if you are driving between Ayele and Auchi, you realize that some people sleep on that road for two days, and the road is completely cut off.

“So if you are bringing the product from Port Harcourt, for example, and coming to Abuja, you need to pass through that road, depending on where you are bringing the product from. So the roads today are bad. If you check different parts of the world, how many countries are using tankers to supply PMS or supply AGO; it is not done. Naturally, what is done is the use of pipelines, and in some cases, they use rails.


“If you go to the Western world, you see some rails that have over 2,000 tanks. Railway lines, whether it is in the rainy season, or dry season, are okay to go. So until we imbibe technology, until we fix our pipelines, until we fix our depots, that are also key. If the depots that we have, if the nooks and crannies of Nigeria today are all working, then we could have had reserve stocks in those depots. So that when our roads are bad, we can get those depots that are closer to the major cities, you have fuel supply. Then when the roads are good, you restock them, and at the end, you go back to business as usual.

“So we must be able to deepen the facilities of oil and gas logistics, if we don’t do that, perennially we will have it. So we must be able to sit down and define our distribution value chain in oil and gas logistics. Until we do that, this problem, we will solve it now, but in the next few months, it will come back.”

FG should tackle problems — PETROAN
Similarly, the National President of the Petroleum Products Retail Outlets Owners Association of Nigeria, PETROAN, Billy Gillis-Harry, said: “Snake-like queues have been seen at filling stations across the country. The situation has worsened traffic in states as the long queues spilt on major roads, hindering vehicular movement just as thousands of people were stranded at bus stops with transport fares doubling the previous amounts.

Aside from NNPC filling stations selling at about ¦ 570 in Lagos, retail outlets owned by independent marketers jerked up their prices from about ¦ 615 to over ¦ 650. The prices are far higher in Abuja and other states.

He confirmed that the NNPC, which imports petrol into the country and supplies marketers, has not changed its price but “if we do not get the product directly from NNPC, we will get it from depots struggling to do everything to get products out in the market, so the prices will not be the same”.


He said the NNPC was carrying out an upgrade on its platform and that should be concluded as soon as possible “but that did not stop NNPC from making alternative arrangements to make sure we have petroleum products. As far as we know, the challenges are all supply-based”.

“If there is anybody to be blamed; it should be blamed from the source of the products because retailers only sell what we are given, we do not import or refine,” he added.

Gillis-Harry said the cost of logistics was getting more complex daily because diesel used by trucks has also become scarce and expensive. He said the prices of logistics for fuel distribution across Nigeria should be subsidised by the government.

He denied the allegations that petrol marketers are taking advantage of Nigerians by hiking the prices of the commodity, adding that the highest cost of petrol should not be more than ¦ 680.
“I would expect that the highest price of petrol where the depots operate – Lagos, Delta, Calabar, Rivers State – should be anything between ¦ 620 to ¦ 680 maximum.


‘’When you add all the transportation issues that should take it from state to state, you can then look at the incremental additions that can come in, and make us not to be selling at ¦ 1,000,” Gillis-Harry said.


Forex shortage
The PETROAN chief said forex shortages have impeded the importation of petroleum products into the country hence limiting the full operationalisation of the deregulation of the sector.

“If we are importing products in a way that the deregulation is set for us to be able to import, which we desire to do, but we are hamstrung by the unavailability of foreign exchange to make that endeavour work.

‘’Even though we don’t want Nigeria to be an import-centred place for PMS, we need PMS to be able to work until our refineries are producing,” he said.

Gillis-Harry urged Nigerians to be patient and understanding as the current fuel shortages would be resolved.


https://www.vanguardngr.com/2024/07/scarcity-fuel-shortage-queues-worsen-in-lagos-abuja-others/

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Re: Scarcity: Fuel Shortage, Queues Worsen In Lagos, Abuja, Others by Quest7777: 8:09am On Jul 10
This country is heading for doom.

The fundamental problem is that Ethnic, Religious and other Sectional interests are placed ahead of National interests.

Imagine Tinubu creating Ministry of Cow Development.

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Re: Scarcity: Fuel Shortage, Queues Worsen In Lagos, Abuja, Others by alsudan: 8:09am On Jul 10
If Nigerians suffer do them, they know what to do.

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Re: Scarcity: Fuel Shortage, Queues Worsen In Lagos, Abuja, Others by Haryour12(m): 8:15am On Jul 10
Government of c o w s

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Re: Scarcity: Fuel Shortage, Queues Worsen In Lagos, Abuja, Others by morikee: 8:15am On Jul 10
Lol Ebin Pawa O

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Re: Scarcity: Fuel Shortage, Queues Worsen In Lagos, Abuja, Others by Thewrath(m): 8:15am On Jul 10
This country is deteriorating at a very slow pace,we need someone more clueless than tinubu so everything can scatter ASAP.

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Re: Scarcity: Fuel Shortage, Queues Worsen In Lagos, Abuja, Others by Michael547(m): 8:15am On Jul 10
Na wa oo

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Re: Scarcity: Fuel Shortage, Queues Worsen In Lagos, Abuja, Others by Snake001: 8:16am On Jul 10
Hehehe

With wetin dey happen now, Tinubu can only get my vote in 2027 if he kills that bleached albino monkey.

E be like say this country now big pass wetin only one man fit fix ooo.
Re: Scarcity: Fuel Shortage, Queues Worsen In Lagos, Abuja, Others by Unperturbedpota: 8:16am On Jul 10
This Government is doing nothing!! Instead the fools are busy buying private jets and wasting our money!!!! While the stupid youths are busy focusing on gossips and celebrities grin grin grin grin grin
suffer go deal with all of una tire grin grin grin una go begin chop human beings

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Re: Scarcity: Fuel Shortage, Queues Worsen In Lagos, Abuja, Others by Sleekfingers: 8:16am On Jul 10
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What a country.......

If the western world see this , they will just be laughing.......

Saying when will these people develop.....

Look at Singapore , they are 3rd world country before . See where they are now..... Nigeria is not even close......

In this 21st century? Nigeria is a disgrace to the black race.

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Re: Scarcity: Fuel Shortage, Queues Worsen In Lagos, Abuja, Others by jayce232: 8:16am On Jul 10
Quest7777:
This country is heading for doom.

The fundamental problem is that Ethnic, Religious and other Sectional interests are placed ahead of National interests.
U are right
Tribalism is deep rooted & just too high

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Re: Scarcity: Fuel Shortage, Queues Worsen In Lagos, Abuja, Others by oluseyiforjesus(m): 8:17am On Jul 10
I wish PDP play opposition party like APC

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Re: Scarcity: Fuel Shortage, Queues Worsen In Lagos, Abuja, Others by YouAreNobody: 8:18am On Jul 10
TInubu has absolutely nothing 2 offer, even he knows this

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Re: Scarcity: Fuel Shortage, Queues Worsen In Lagos, Abuja, Others by nairalanda1(m): 8:18am On Jul 10
Sell at a profit, issues will not happen.

But in 2012, some people preferred charity business. Here we are

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Re: Scarcity: Fuel Shortage, Queues Worsen In Lagos, Abuja, Others by nairalanda1(m): 8:20am On Jul 10
Quest7777:
This country is heading for doom.

The fundamental problem is that Ethnic, Religious and other Sectional interests are placed ahead of National interests.

Imagine Tinubu creating Ministry of Cow Development. Lol!

Has nothing to do with triblaism and everything to do with running away from the reality of capitalism

You sell something at 720 that cost you 1000 naira to bring in, and you don't expect there to be issues?

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Re: Scarcity: Fuel Shortage, Queues Worsen In Lagos, Abuja, Others by ManishSmith(m): 8:21am On Jul 10
Sad reality.... most people go out in the morning look for means of surviving then go back home.

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Re: Scarcity: Fuel Shortage, Queues Worsen In Lagos, Abuja, Others by SpaceX: 8:21am On Jul 10
Quest7777:
This country is heading for doom.

The fundamental problem is that Ethnic, Religious and other Sectional interests are placed ahead of National interests.
we are lagging behind and the people in charge don't care while the populace are busy butchering themselves with tribalism.

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Re: Scarcity: Fuel Shortage, Queues Worsen In Lagos, Abuja, Others by Variance234: 8:21am On Jul 10
Too bad
Re: Scarcity: Fuel Shortage, Queues Worsen In Lagos, Abuja, Others by Remman(m): 8:24am On Jul 10
Buhari and Tinubu is gradually bringing Nigeria to the stone age...!

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Re: Scarcity: Fuel Shortage, Queues Worsen In Lagos, Abuja, Others by CHIDINMALOVE: 8:25am On Jul 10
Maybe it will take 3 months for the floods to reside ... ....we need to send our leaders to these guys for proper brain resetting....


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ex__6LcJr8E
Re: Scarcity: Fuel Shortage, Queues Worsen In Lagos, Abuja, Others by Ishilove: 8:26am On Jul 10
Hydra headed problems
Re: Scarcity: Fuel Shortage, Queues Worsen In Lagos, Abuja, Others by Compliant(m): 8:29am On Jul 10
bought fuel here in abuja at 850naira per litre

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Re: Scarcity: Fuel Shortage, Queues Worsen In Lagos, Abuja, Others by anonimi: 8:29am On Jul 10
Quest7777:
This country is heading for doom.

The fundamental problem is that Ethnic, Religious and other Sectional interests are placed ahead of National interests.

Imagine Tinubu creating Ministry of Cow Development.

Will we learn from the South Africans not to be tribesmen sufferhead Stockholm syndrome patients? Or will we continue to rationalise our suffering in the hands of our kinsmen?
What shall we do to ThiefNuibu who is ruining our country as he has been doing in Lagos since 1999- widen the tax net, increase IGR, take loans and steal instead of employing workers to do everything state and LGAs are meant to do.

Nemere2020:
The Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy Chief Olawale Edun has said the last time Nigeria’s economy looked stable was about a decade ago.

He made this statement during his maiden press conference as Minister of Finance where he outlined President Bola Tinubu’s vision, agenda and strategy for the economy.

He said, “I think as we all know, we are not where we should be. The economy is barely growing above the rate of population growth.

“But it was not always so, and I think in trying to look at the way forward, if we now have a situation of slow growth, double-digit inflation, weak/depreciating exchange rate, as well as security concerns that are resulting in an economy that is not growing and not taking Nigerians out of poverty.

“If we think back to the last time when the economy was stable- when it was growing, when inflation was low, and the interest rate was affordable, that period was about a decade ago. Growth was about 6% in 2013 and 2014.”

https://nairametrics.com/2023/09/01/the-last-time-nigerias-economy-was-stable-was-about-a-decade-ago-wale-edun/

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Re: Scarcity: Fuel Shortage, Queues Worsen In Lagos, Abuja, Others by Funkyswagzz(m): 8:30am On Jul 10
This government is not being sincere everything they are doing is very shady

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Re: Scarcity: Fuel Shortage, Queues Worsen In Lagos, Abuja, Others by Emmy000seun(m): 8:31am On Jul 10
Make una no fall on top this fake mandate ooo...🤣😜🤣..d person wey fake the mandate no send people wey stand on top his stolen mandate ooo... except his cronies👌🏾..
alsudan:

If Nigerians suffer do them, they know what to do.

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Re: Scarcity: Fuel Shortage, Queues Worsen In Lagos, Abuja, Others by Quest7777: 8:31am On Jul 10
nairalanda1:


Has nothing to do with triblaism and everything to do with running away from the reality of capitalism

You sell something at 720 that cost you 1000 naira to bring in, and you don't expect there to be issues?
Tribalism is the single reason why protests have not erupted across the country.

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Re: Scarcity: Fuel Shortage, Queues Worsen In Lagos, Abuja, Others by iwaeda: 8:32am On Jul 10
Omooba77:



https://www.vanguardngr.com/2024/07/scarcity-fuel-shortage-queues-worsen-in-lagos-abuja-others/

In the days of Goodluck, Ojota would have been filled, but now they barbed wired the place. At N800, people are queueing to buy, but when you talk they call you names. Anyways, it is favouring me and my family. shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked grin grin grin grin grin grin grin

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Re: Scarcity: Fuel Shortage, Queues Worsen In Lagos, Abuja, Others by ClearFlair: 8:39am On Jul 10
Hmm... it's like the robots posting "I believe I believe" up and down have not resumed today. Are they even serious with their jobs? 🤣🤣🤣

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Re: Scarcity: Fuel Shortage, Queues Worsen In Lagos, Abuja, Others by nairalanda1(m): 8:40am On Jul 10
Quest7777:

Tribalism is the single reason why protests have not erupted across the country.

Maybe, but the problem with the oil sector always has been selling petrol below what it costs to make it, or what it costs to import it.

Subsidizing petrol is a very expensive thing. That's the real reason why protests don't work. Even the famous 2012 protests did not work because at the end fuel prices still rose... because subsidy costs in 2011 were thrice that in 2010. If GEJ had not removed subsidy partially, by 2014 he would have been using the entire budget to pay for subsidy. And, that is not funny.

Even if we protested now, and tinubu listened and set prices at 100 naira, subsidy costs would exceed 1000 per liter. Over 70% of our budget would go to paying subsidy. The resultant deficit would need loans to cover. More loans. Already the subsidy we have now is forcing govt to take more loans.

Not everything is tribe. If obi was president today, the same issue would be there.


All in all, you sell at a loss, problems start. In 1984 government was forcing people to sell sugar , milk and bread at knock down price to help the poor. Result, people selling could not make a profit to buy new stock, scarcity resulted. We don't have that today because subsequent governments did not repeat that mistake

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Re: Scarcity: Fuel Shortage, Queues Worsen In Lagos, Abuja, Others by Brendaniel: 8:40am On Jul 10
Sleekfingers:
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What a country.......

If the western world see this , they will just be laughing.......

Saying when will these people develop.....

Look at Singapore , they are 3rd world country before . See where they are now..... Nigeria is not even close......

In this 21st century? Nigeria is a disgrace to the black race.

Re: Scarcity: Fuel Shortage, Queues Worsen In Lagos, Abuja, Others by NgwalandAbia(m): 8:42am On Jul 10
Soon ekiti Ogun and osun will join.

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