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Southeast petrol marketers call on FG to revive fuel scarcity

Fuel scarcity is dominating furthermore as the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria on Monday, October 31, 2022, jeopardized to withdraw its service because of the endless  increase in the price of petrol in the southeast.

On Monday, the marketers in a statement said they were buying from stations owners at N185 per liter, adding that if other expenses are added, the pump price of petrol would increase to N200 per litre.

The statement says:

“It is no longer news that premium motor spirit, known as petrol, is sold at N200 per litre in the Eastern part of Nigeria, including Portharcourt, Enugu, Owerri, Awka, Uyo, Cross River, Aba, Yenagoa, Makurdi, Lokoja. The real cause of hike in price is the incessant increment in price of premium spirit from private depot owners. A litre of fuel is being sold to us at the rate of N185 per litre.

“Hence, we cannot cope with the harsh environment of doing business, caused by private depot owners and NUPENG. We’re calling on the federal government to revive our various NNPC depots within the Eastern zone to enable us to get premium motor spirit at a regulated price.