Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Petrol scarcity: 11 fuel-laden ships to discharge at Lagos ports



Six of the ships are laden with petrol.

The petrol scarcity being witnessed across the country may subside as there are eleven ships waiting to discharge petroleum products at the various oil terminals in Lagos ports, the Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, has said.

The “Shipping Position’’, a daily publication of the NPA, made available to newsmen on Thursday, indicated that six of the ships were laden with petrol.

Both President Goodluck Jonathan and the Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke had promised Nigerians a yuletide season devoid of petrol scarcity, though the scarcity still persists across Nigeria.

According to the publication, three of the ships will discharge aviation fuel, while two will discharge kerosene.

The document reported that five other ships were waiting to discharge general cargoes, rice and bulk sugar.

It said that 87 ships, carrying different cargoes, would sail into Lagos ports between December 27 and January 15, 2013.

The NPA said that 18 of the ships would arrive with petroleum products.



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