The Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources gives reason why fuel scarcity persists despite arrival of vessel in Rivers
- Fuel scarcity has persisted across the state creating long vehicular queues in most filling stations
EKO HOT BLOG reports that the Rivers State Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources has stated reasons for the persistent fuel scarcity across the State.
This came after an announcement earlier made by the ministry that a petrol laden vessel arrived at the Port Harcourt depot last week Thursday.
Fuel scarcity has persisted across the state creating long vehicular queues in most filling stations despite announcing the arrival of a petrol laden vessel.
While reacting to the development, the Commissioner for Energy and Natural Resources, Doctor Peter Medee said the delay was due to an “integrity test that was to be conducted” in the pipelines to determine that the new product is not bad fuel.
Medee said, “mind you, there has not been fuel for a long time, so they have to conduct an integrity test on the lines to check that there are no leakages.
“So that integrity test took some time and by the weekend they succeeded in discharging.
“As they have completed discharge, what they are doing now is to sample the product to the lab to test and to ensure that what was brought in is not bad fuel.
“Once the result comes back and the fuel is ok, loading will start”.
This online media platform gathered that, as of Tuesday, some filling stations sold fuel at the rate of N220 per litre.
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