• Colombia plane crash: Pilot said Brazil plane was out of fuel before deadly crash

    Colombia plane crash: Pilot said Brazil plane was out of fuel before deadly crash

    A recording has emerged of the pilot of the doomed Brazilian plane saying he had run out of fuel, reports say.

    Seventy-one people died when the aircraft crashed in a mountainous area in Colombia, including most of the Chapecoense football team and 20 Brazilian journalists on board.

    There were six survivors – three players, two Bolivian crew members and a journalist.

    The pilot radioed that he was running out of fuel and needed to make an emergency landing, according to the co-pilot of […]

  • Reps want fuel sold at N70 per litre

    Reps want fuel sold at N70 per litre

    The House of Representatives on Tuesday urged the Petroleum Products Prices Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) to review the current price template for Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) with a view to reducing the price to N70.

    This followed the adoption of a motion sponsored by Rep. Abubaker Fulata titled “Urgent Need to Review the Petroleum Price Template”.

    Moving the motion, Fulata expressed dismay over the circulating rumour of a possible hike in the price of petrol in the country.

    Although the rumour was denied by […]

  • Customs seizes fuel tanker loaded with smuggled bag of rice

    Customs seizes fuel tanker loaded with smuggled bag of rice

    According to reports, the Ogun State Area Command, Nigeria Customs Service, has intercepted a petroleum tanker, and no fewer than 25 other vehicles, loaded with smuggled bags of rice in some parts of the state, in the last two weeks.

    The new Area Controller, Hassan Gangua, addressing journalists at the command’s Idiroko border office on Thursday, said the MAN diesel petroleum tanker with number plate FST 51 XE, was specially built for smuggling.

    He said the tanker, filled to capacity with the […]

  • Port Harcourt refinery set to commence production of aviation fuel

    Port Harcourt refinery set to commence production of aviation fuel

    As part of the management of Port Harcourt Refining Company (PHRC) has announced its readiness to commence the production of Aviation Turbine Kerosene (ATK) popularly known as aviation fuel.

    This part of efforts the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), to reposition company for profitability in line with the 12-point agenda.

    The Managing Director of PHRC, Dr. Bafred Enjugu, who disclosed this in a presentation made to the Group Managing Director of NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Baru, during an official tour of the 210, […]

  • Fuel Tanker Accident Along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway Kills Two

    Fuel Tanker Accident Along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway Kills Two

    Two persons have been confirmed dead, as a petrol tanker has collided with another truck, causing a fire explosion, on a major bridge along Lagos-Ibadan expressway, in the early hours of Wednesday.

    Lagosians who are to ply the route on a Wednesday morning, got up to a very ugly start, with a major accident involving goods-laden truck, fuel tankers and some vehicles.

    As early as 4:30am traffic already started building-up, in what many thought was the usual traffic, which started last week […]

  • Labour threatens showdown with FG over fuel price increment

    Labour threatens showdown with FG over fuel price increment

    It was gathered that the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has said it is totally opposed to any further fuel price increases as being speculated, saying Nigerians are yet to see the benefits of the last increase.

    The NLC expressed concern that while Nigerians are still struggling to cope with the severe hardship imposed on them by the last increase in the price of petroleum products, there are ongoing media campaigns and contradictory statements by the NNPC and government officials on yet […]

  • Do not increase fuel price – NUPENG tells FG

    Do not increase fuel price – NUPENG tells FG

    An oil workers union, NUPENG, says the Federal Government should not succumb to pressure from some groups to increase pump price of petrol for now.

    Tokunbo Korodo, the South-West Chairman of the union, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Lagos.

    Mr. Korodo said that there was pressure on the government to increase the pump price of petrol from some groups.

    He said that any increase in the price of petrol at this time would […]

  • NNPC increases fuel price by N4/litre at its mega stations

    NNPC increases fuel price by N4/litre at its mega stations

    It was gathered that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has increased the pump price of petrol by N4 at its mega stations.

    Fuel price, which has been sold for N141, is set to hike to N145 per litre. This increment came on Tuesday.

    The spokesman for the NNPC, Garba-Deen Muhammad, stated that no rule compelled any marketer to sell at a particular price.

    A price regime was introduced between N135 and N145 and one is expected to sell at within that range.

    The […]

  • NNPC stations increase fuel pump price

    NNPC stations increase fuel pump price

    It was gathered that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has jerked up pump price of petrol at its retail outlets.

    Petrol was hitherto sold to the public at N141 at NNPC mega stations and the company’s affiliates across Nigeria.

    It would be recalled that the federal government fixed petroleum at maximum price of N145 in May.

    The NNPC, however, dispensed at N141, saying it was in line with making the product affordable.

    But since Tuesday November 1, NNPC mega stations started selling at […]

  • No hike in fuel pump price, says Kachikwu

    No hike in fuel pump price, says Kachikwu

    According to reports, the Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, has dismissed insinuations of any increment in the pump prices of Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, popularly called petrol.

    The dismissal came on the heels of widespread panic in Abuja yesterday that major petrol stations, including the retail outlets of the Nigerian National Petroleum Cooperation, NNPC, had jerked up their pump prices from the official N145 to N149 per litre.

    Kachikwu, who was approached by our reporter at the end […]

  • Boko Haram recruiting Borno youths to supply fuel – NSCDC

    Boko Haram recruiting Borno youths to supply fuel – NSCDC

    According to reports, the Borno command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Sunday raised the alarm that youths in Maiduguri are now being recruited by Boko Haram to supply fuel in Gamboru Ngala area of the state.

    The Commandant of the NSCDC, Mr Ibrahim Abdullahi told NAN correspondent, Hamza Suleiman, in Maiduguri.

    Abdullahi said the command had intercepted a reasonable quantity of fuel packaged in a carton of groundnut oil, bound for Gamboru Ngala local government area in […]