Tank Fire Won’t Disrupt Fuel Supply – MOMAN

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The Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria has said the recent outbreak at the depot of of its members, OVH Marketing Limited, will not cause product supply disruptions.

MOMAN said in a statement on Sunday the , which broke out on Thursday at a PMS tank at the depot in Apapa, was contained and did not spread further, adding it was totally extinguished fatality recorded.

It said OVH Marketing Limited immediately initiated its emergency and activated the joint Emergency , engaging MOMAN members facilities in Apapa to assist the depot in containing, controlling, and extinguishing the .

According to the statement, the Federal Fire Service, the Lagos Fire Service and agencies/organisations were also invited in line the Emergency and were on hand to support the combined efforts to combat the fire.

The Chief Officer, MOMAN, Mr Clement Isong, said the association’s HSEQ and Apapa and Logistics would work with OVH Energy Marketing specialists and safety teams and the authorities to carry out a detailed to identify the immediate and remote causes of the fire and share learnings with all .

He said, “MOMAN, in collaboration with PPMC, has taken steps to ensure continuous supply of product to Lagos, its environs and across the country. We wish to assure members of the public there shall be product supply disruptions because of this event.

of the major reasons MOMAN advocates for the deregulation of the petroleum downstream sector is to ensure adequate margins to finance depot safety upgrades.

“Nonetheless, MOMAN, as an association, insists on internationally accepted safety standards and shared best practices in their self-regulation drive and cross-inspect members’ facilities and installations to meet these standards.”

Isong said the association’s members had therefore continued to invest in and upgrade safe practices, firefighting and equipment to meet the set standards.

He said, “MOMAN shall continue to collectively self-regulate within its membership with a view to ensuring continuous upgrade and update of safety equipment, practices, and standards.

“MOMAN remains committed to the sustainability and institutionalisation of a viable downstream petroleum industry for the social and economic growth of our country, Nigeria.”