No Record of Nigeria’s Daily Fuel Consumption – Kyari
The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mallam Mele Kyari, has said that Nigeria does not know the quantity of oil consumed internally, daily.
He said the NNPC does not have the facility or ability to measure the amount of oil consumed in liters, despite the fact that it has the record of liters produced and distributed from the various depots per day.
At an interactive session with lawmakers on Tuesday, Kyari had put the daily consumption of petrol in Nigeria, based on product evacuation record at the depot, at about 54 million litres.
“We don’t know how much petroleum we consume daily in this country but we know how much of the product that is taken out of our various depots and lifted round, nationwide. This year alone, around 54 million litres of petroleum product are evacuated from the depot daily but the consumption is somewhere below that.
“NNPC has no knowledge of the amount of the product that are transported through Nigeria’s borders to neighbouring countries. We are not in control of the borders, and therefore in no position to say or know what quantity of petroleum products pass out of the country illegally through the borders
“It is impossible to know, nobody declares it, and therefore as it crosses, it goes,” the NNPC boss told the lawmakers
The interactive hearing was on “Exiting Petroleum Subsidy: Ensuring Self – Sufficiency in Domestic Refining of Petroleum Products,” organized by the Joint Senate Committee on Petroleum Resources (Upstream and Downstream).
Chibisi Ohakah, Abuja