Oil marketers in the South-West Zone of the country have commenced loading of petrol in Apapa, Lagos as the major depots offer 24 hours service, NAN/The Guardian reports.
A Correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) who monitored petrol distribution at the depots on Thursday reports that more than 1,000 tankers were loading the product. The articulated vehicles were sighted at Capital Oil, Folawiyi, NIPCO, Aiteo, Mobil, Rahamaniya, De Jones and Integrated Oil loading points.
Some of the depot owners who preferred anonymity disclosed to NAN that workers had been compelled to do 24-hour massive loading of petrol since April 5 to ease the scarcity. They claimed that about four vessels bearing 33,000 metric tonnes of petrol had berthed to discharge into storage facilities under the throughput arrangement agreement with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).