The scarcity of premium motor spirit, PMS, which began on Monday in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, continues to bite harder, as long queues have persisted til the time if filing this report.
This was just as some stations in Kubwa, in Bwari Area Council of the FCT were under lock and key.
Fuel queues were sighted at Conoil Filling Station, opposite the NNPC Tower, in the Central Business District, CBD, and NIPCO Filling Station, opposite Kubwa second gate in the FCT. This was just as adulterated fuel hits the market.
Oil marketers said that the scarcity will persist until depots are restocked with adequate and quality petroleum products.
The marketers averred that the directive to withdraw adulterated petrol from the market after distribution to many stations across the country created a supply shortfall, thereby, leading to panic buying.
Noting that the NNPC is working to ensure that disruptions are fixed, the marketers said, “As we speak, the Nigerian National Petroleum Company is working to ensure that this disruption to the supply chain is addressed as soon as possible.
“However, there is the challenge of logistics and how to compensate those who were supplied with the adulterated products.
“The NNPC is working with marketers on this and once the depots are restocked, tankers will start loading and supply will improve across the country.
“Until we are able to achieve this, queues will remain at the petrol stations, because of the panic already created.”