Sunday, November 15

Fuel scarcity, petrol now ₦400 per litre

The ongoing fuel scarcity in the country seems to be getting worse by the day as price of petrol per litre keeps increasing indifferently in every part of Nigeria. It's been found out that users are forced to pay far above the recommended price of N87 per litre in most of the filling stations that sell the product.

Investigations revealed that petrol now sells in some states as high as ₦400 per litre while in others it goes between ₦110 and ₦200. However, some filling stations as at Saturday night still sold the product at the official price of N87 per litre. These filling stations are however few and inundated with long queues of motorists, motorcyclists and other users.

A litre of petrol was reportedly sold for ₦400 in Calabar and his environs yesterday morning. Many petrol stations in Akwa Ibom State, particularly those in Ibesikpo/Asutan, Eket, and Itu Local Government Areas on Saturday sold petrol at N200 per litre.

In Uyo, the State capital, while the price fluctuated between N170 and N180 per litre, motorists said many of the filling stations had adjusted their metres regardless of the amount they pay for buying fuel. In Ondo State, long queues of vehicles persisted in many filling stations in many towns on Saturday even as many of them sold petrol at N120 per litre.

In Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, there long queues at filling stations on Saturday especially those owned by major marketeers. A litre of petrol was being sold between N100 and N110 depending on the distance of the area to the state capital.

Sunday Punch reported that he queues by motorists for petrol continued on Saturday in some filling stations in Abuja and Nasarawa State. All petrol stations visited in Abuja on Saturday sold at the regulated price, but many were not open for business as they claimed not to have products.

A litre of PMS was sold for N100 in many filling stations in Ogun State except NNPC stations and those of major marketeers on Saturday. In Osogbo, the Osun State capital and other parts of the state, petrol was sold at N110 per litre.

In Lagos, Sunday Punch learnt on Saturday that while the NNPC and major marketers sold at N87, black marketers sold five litres of petrol at N600.

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