Long Queues Form at Filling Stations in Lagos, Fuel Scarcity Feared

Long queues have formed at filling stations across Lagos State, sparking concerns of an impending fuel scarcity. Our correspondent observed the buildup of queues, which disrupted traffic flow in some areas.

At various filling stations, including AP, Conoil, and TotalEnergies in Alapere, motorists and commuters faced delays as they struggled to purchase fuel. Some stations halted fuel dispensing, exacerbating the pressure on the few stations still operating.

The NNPC station at Fadeyi and NIPCO witnessed lengthy queues, while Mobil stations in Palmgrove, Alausa, and Mile 2 did not open for fuel sales. Similar situations were reported along the Mowe-Ibafo route in Ogun State, affecting stations such as NNPC, Mobil, TAS, NIPCO, Enyo, and As-Salam.

In Lagos, Enyo filling station at Ojodu junction experienced long queues, as did Eterna filling station along Oworonshoki and Northwest along Oju-Elegba. The scarcity impacted the availability of commercial vehicles on the roads, leading some individuals to resort to purchasing fuel from black market vendors at inflated prices.

Despite earlier assurances from the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) regarding supply normalization after the Easter break, the situation appears to have worsened. The cause of the prolonged queues remains unclear, as the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited has yet to respond to inquiries.


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