December Fuel Scarcity in the Last Couple of Years
Dec 18, 2013
The workers, under the aegis of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria and the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Employees, are threatening to commence a nationwide strike beginning from January 1, 2014, if the government fails to retract plans to privatise the country’s four refineries.
December 15, 2014
Monumental crisis is about to happen in oil sector this Xmas Season,Oil workers under the aegis of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers and the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria will commence a nationwide strike on Monday (today) to protest the inability of the Federal Government to carry out turnaround maintenance of the nation’s four refineries and reduce pump prices of petrol in line with the slump in global prices of crude oil. – Younnews
December 22nd, 2015
President Muhammadu Buhari has apologized to Nigerians over the current fuel scarcity which is plaguing the country.
Buhari expressed regret at the situation today, December 22, 2015, while presenting the 2016 budget before a joint session of the National Assembly.
The president also said that the scarcity is the “unfortunate result of speculators and resistance to change.” – Pulse
December 19th, 2016
Air passengers were yesterday stranded at airports across the country as domestic airlines ran short of aviation fuel to carry out scheduled flight operations.
While most of the passengers were delayed for several hours before takeoff in Lagos, others in Port Harcourt, Abuja were not so lucky as their flights were canceled after delays. – Guardian
December 7th, 2017
Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, says the major cause of the fuel scarcity currently being witnessed across the country is a shortfall in the supply of petroleum products. – Vanguard
December 10th, 2018
Here we are in Dec 2018 and there are underground rumblings about fuel scarcity from different groups, see below their statements
Depot and Petroleum Products Marketing Association (DAPPMA) on Sunday directed its members to shutdown services as from 12 midnight of December 9, 2018.
A directive by the Executive Secretary, Mr. Olufemi Adewole sent to the members via a letter, said that the association’s efforts to make the Federal Government pay its subsidy-induced debts were not successful.
NUPENG & PENGASSAN – have reassured the Federal government that its members would not go on strike over the threat by depot owners that they will shut down services over issues on payment of outstanding subsidy claims.