The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, yesterday said steps have been taken to ensure travelers have a hitch-free Christmas celebration.
The assurance was given by the NNPC Group Managing Director, Dr Maikanti Baru, in a statement signed by the Group Public Affairs Division, Ndu Ughamadu and made available to newsmen in Abuja.
Assuring travelers of sufficient aviation turbine kerosene, Baru also said that the corporation had exceeded the demands of marketers as 38.7 million litres of ATK had been discharged, representing a 26-day sufficiency of the product.
He further stated that there was enough petrol to last 40 days.
“Specifically, on Dec. 14, the Corporation completed the discharge of 8,800MT which represented about 10.6million litres to major terminals in the country.
“In addition, as at this morning (Dec. 19), 23,500MT which represents about 28.2million litres has been discharged to the major oil terminals.
“In order to sustain the tempo, the corporation has also secured the supply of additional 30,000MT vessel of ATK which represents about 36 million litres expected to berth Nigerian shores before the end of the year.
“Furthermore, NNPC wishes to state that it has over 40-day sufficiency for Premium Motor Spirit (petrol) and adequate volumes of Kerosene and diesel to satisfy national demand throughout the yuletide period and beyond.”