Sunday, 07 March, 2021

Petrol may cost more in South-East —IPMAN


The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, Enugu depot, has warned that petrol may cost more in the South-East.

It said this is because the Federal Government failed to reactivate the Emene depot.

The Chairman of Enugu depot of the association, Mr Chinedu Anyaso, disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in Awka on Friday.

Anyaso said that petrol might be sold for N170 in the South-East because of the cost of delivering the products at the stations in the zone.

Anyaso said that the depot had been lying moribund since 2005.

He was reacting to the increase in the pump price of petrol and the challenges faced by marketers in the zone.

He said the depot was strategic to the national economy, adding that it was serving Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, parts of Imo, Abia, Cross River and North-Central, including Benue State.

The IPMAN chief described the cost of transporting products from Lagos, Warri, Benin, Calabar and other locations as huge.

According to him, marketers do not get their equalisation fund as and when due.

He said that marketers in the zone were incurring huge losses due to incessant road crashes and spill involving their trucks as a result of the poor state of the roads.

“We want to use this opportunity to renew our appeal to the federal government to repair the Emene depot in Enugu so that our members can start loading products from here.

“This depot has been shut down for over 15 years due to what they called pipeline vandalism.

“Our members are suffering and the people of the South-East and other areas that source products from the depot are suffering.

“For instance, the ex-depot price has been increased to N151.56, we will have to pay additional N14 for transportation and other expenses per litre depending on where we loaded before it is discharged in our stations.

“That will not be the case, if the product is pumped to the depot in Enugu and lifted from there, it will be much cheaper for us and enable us to sell between N160 and N162 per litre.

“We are ready to work with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation on the security of pipelines. And fixing the Enugu Depot will also help a better-deregulated sector, which the federal government is pursuing,” Anyaso said.

He called on members of the association in the zone to continue to provide quality services to the people to the best of their ability.

(NAN)

0 comments on “Petrol may cost more in South-East —IPMAN

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recommended Hosting

Web Hosting

Recommended Hosting

Web Hosting

BlogMagazine Pro

BlogMagazine Pro is a premium plugin of BlogMagazine theme with cool and beautiful design which includes various layout, Social timeline options, posts/categories, typography options etc better way.

About Theme

BlogMagazine is a blog theme with cool and beautiful design which includes various layout to show your posts/categories in better way.It will works good as a Blog Website, or in categories like: Fashion, Sport, Design, Games Themes, Games and Blog

About Theme

BlogMagazine is a blog theme with cool and beautiful design which includes various layout to show your posts/categories in better way.It will works good as a Blog Website, or in categories like: Fashion, Sport, Design, Games Themes, Games and Blog

March 2021
M T W T F S S
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031  

BlogMagazine Pro

BlogMagazine Pro is a premium plugin of BlogMagazine theme with cool and beautiful design which includes various layout, Social timeline options, posts/categories, typography options etc better way

Ads Banner

Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid match to be investigated

Social Profile