NNPC: No plans to increase pump price of PMS to N150

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NNPC adjusted the pump price of petrol at its mega stations
nationwide from N141 to N145 last week. In a statement released by the groups
General Manager for Public Affairs, Garba Deen Muhammed, the corporation
reacted to the increase and also denied claims of planning to increase
pump price to N150 per liter. Read the statement below…

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has said it is not
empowered statutorily to tinker with the pricing template of petroleum
products as erroneously reported in some national dailies.

In a press statement on Monday, NNPC stated that the price adjustment in
its downstream facilities from N141 to N145 per litre is still within
the price band of N135 and N145 per litre approved on 11th May, 2016 by
the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA), the statutory
body in charge of petroleum products pricing.

The Corporation assured marketers and motorists of its readiness to
continue to play its statutory role of being the supplier of last resort
and ensuring energy security for the nation.

The NNPC further confirmed the availability of over 1.6 billion litres
of PMS in-country that would last 45 days consumption.

The NNPC said there was no time its Management met the President to push
for a hike in the pump price of petrol to N150 per litre.

It advised journalists to always cross check their facts before going to
press.   

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