NNPC warns against adulterated petroleum products

NNPC warns against adulterated petroleum products

NNPC Group Managing Director Baru

By Yetunde Bada

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has warned the public on the circulation of adulterated petroleum products which can cause destruction.

The NNPC issued the warning on Thursday through Mr Ndu Ughamadu, the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division.

According to Ughamadu, exercising caution by consumers could forestall explosions, knockdown of engines, and threat to life.

“The call for caution becomes necessary following reports that products from vandalised pipelines, or adulterated products are being sold to unsuspecting members of the public.

“This has led to untoward incidents involving consumers of petroleum products in parts of the country.

“When in doubt of the quality of a purchase, consumers are advised to seek assistance from any offices of the Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, NNPC depots or offices nationwide.’’

The products from NNPC depots were subjected to strict quality control to ensure that they are fit for use.

Ughamadu urged motorists and other consumers of petroleum products to desist from panic buying.

“The NNPC has over 32-day sufficiency for petrol and adequate volumes of diesel and kerosene to meet their demand,’’ Ughamadu assured.

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), in Anambra, recently arrested seven suspects with three articulated vehicles, carrying 110,000 litres of suspected adulterated petroleum products.

The suspects were arrested between Dec. 15, 2016 and Jan. 21 (NAN)


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