Long queues have been seen at most petrol stations in Nigeria capital, Abuja and commercial city, Lagos as people gather to buy fuel both in gallons and in cars. This have triggered the concern of fuel scarcity in the country.
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The Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA) has confirmed that petrol product which contains methanol quantities above Nigeria specification is currently in the country but in limited quantity.
The contaminated fuel have been suspected to be the cause of the scarcity and queues in filing station.
The government agency have stated that they have separated the bad product and have withdraw it from market.
The NMDPRA said, “Our technical team in conjunction wit NNPC Ltd and other industry stakeholders, will continue to monitor and ensure that we supply and distribute quality petroleum products nationwide.
“We have identify the source supplier and further commercial and the Authority and NNPC Ltd will take appropriate actions.”