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NNPC directs stations to sell kerosene at N150 per litre

By Collins Olayinka, Abuja   |   01 October 2016   |   2:42 am


The official pump price of kerosene is now N150 per litre, the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Baru, has said.

The NNPC boss, who stated this during a courtesy visit to the Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosun in Abeokuta, recently, called on other retail outlets to emulate the NNPC mega stations that sell the product at N150 per litre, up from N80 per litre.

He said: “We are committed to promoting the use of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) as an alternative choice for home cooking, which is also available at our NNPC retail stations.”

He also expressed the readiness of the NNPC to complete the ongoing Escravos to Lagos Pipeline System 2 (ELPS2) project in the last quarter of this year to boost gas to power in the country.

Baru said the 36-inch and 342-kilometre gas pipeline project would double the capacity of the existing ELPS, thereby improving gas supply to Ogun and environs, adding that the recent achievement of security agencies in safeguarding the Atlas Cove to Mosimi System 2B pipeline would not have been possible without the support of the host communities and state government.

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