NUPENG vows not to lift fuel for depot owners selling above N148.77

NUPENG tanker drivers

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has said it will not lift products for depot owners selling premium motor spirit (PMS) aka petrol above official depot price of N148.77.

“One of the lines of action we are going to take is any depot that is not selling at the official rate, our members will not carry their products,“ NUPENG’s secretary general Afolabi Olawale told NAN in an interview on Tuesday in Lagos.

The union had on February 26 issued a 24-hour ultimatum with effect from midnight, February 27 to marketers to revert to the official rate of N148.77.

It accused marketers of exploiting Nigerians by selling PMS from the depots at prices far above the official rate.

Olawale said: “Depot owners are not the ones directly importing the products and are taking products from NNPC.

“Nobody has given official statements that PMS is no longer under subsidy regime and in that wise, the general public cannot be buying products at N250, N220, N180, from the depot.

“We are asking all these depot owners to stop exploiting the general public and sell at official rate.”