PORT HARCOURT— National President of Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, IPMAN, Chief Obasi Lawson, has called on Pipelines and Products Marketing Company, PPMC, to decentralise loading points of petroleum products in the country.
Obasi in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, when he led national officers of IPMAN on inspection of tank farms in the state, said that concentrating loading points in Lagos State would not solve the problem of scarcity of petroleum products.
Obasi listed Master Energy as one of the tank farms that should be considered by PPMC to service marketers.
He said during the inspection of tank farms that IPMAN found out that Master Energy was the only tank farm with products in the state, adding that they sold to marketers at the rate approved by the Federal Government.
He said government should nominate coastal depots outside Lagos to also service marketers.
“To ask all marketers to load from Lagos will not solve the problem. We need toencourage coastal depots outside Lagos. The marketers are satisfied with Master Energy. We have inspected the place.”