Regulators Withhold Kerosene Importation Data As Scarcity Worsens

Industry regulators, the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), and Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA), have declined to produce importation data for kerosene as scarcity hits the market with price differentiation.

Even the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), the biggest importer of the product could not offer any assistance. Households (which are end-users of the product) and marketers have decried irregularities in the supply kerosene, called Dual Purpose Kerosene (DPK).

Speaking in separate interviews, none of the mentioned agencies – DPR, PPPRA, and NNPC was willing to produce comprehensive data on the country’s DPK importation exercise, or even data on the locally-sourced DPK, which they claimed were received from the local refineries at Port Harcourt, Warri, and Kaduna.

 

Source: Energy Mix Report

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