The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, said, yesterday, 1,194 truckloads of Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, comprising 39.4 million litres of the products were distributed across the country.
The NNPC, in its Daily PMS Supply and Distribution schedule for Tuesday, April 19, 2016, said the product was loaded from various NNPC and major marketers depots nationwide. In addition, the report disclosed that five NNPC and marketers vessels are currently discharging at various depots/jetties nationwide, while seven NNPC import/shuttle vessels have been programmed to do Ship-to-Ship (STS) operation for onward discharge to inland depots.
The NNPC further stated that 21 import vessels laden with a total volume of 844.1 Million litres of PMS have been confirmed to arrive in the month of April, 2016 for NNPC.
Giving a breakdown of trucks dispatched to selected states, the NNPC said 467 truckloads of PMS, comprising 15.41 million litres was dispatched to Lagos; 141 trucks, carrying 4.65 million litres was dispatched to Abuja; while Kano, Port Harcourt and Kaduna received 759,000 litres, 957,000 litres and 1.188 million litres respectively. Ebonyi, Ondo, Sokoto and Borno got 132,000 litres, 495,000 litres, 264,000 litres and 231,000 litres respectively, while Cross River and Plateau received 528,000 litres and 297,000 litres respectively.
The NNPC further stated that it has 17 days sufficiency up from three to four days sufficiency in March at the peak of petrol shortage, while it appealed to motorists not to engage in panic buying.