Published On: Mon, Dec 3rd, 2012

Long Queues Resurface at Warri Filling Stations ….As fuel sells for N250 per liter in black market

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Warri petrol stations taking over by women and youths searching for kerosine and petrol


By Christopher Odamah, Warri
Long queues have re-surfaced in filling stations in the oil rich city of Warri and Effurun and other major cities and towns across the country as fuel scarcity bites hard in Delta State.
It was gathered, a litre of fuel is now being sold in many filling stations in Warri and other towns across Delta for between #130 and #150.

In Warri, the commercial nerve centre of Delta State, the product is being sold by independent marketers for #130 just as the product is not available in stations owned by major marketers.
A resident of Warri, Comrade Festus Ofagbe, President of Delta Youths Council, said that; “We are suffering. I have been on this queue for over two hours. No fuel to drive our cars and no fuel to run our generators at home. Governments do something about the situation.”

At Effurun in Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State, a litre of fuel sold for #150 at the weekend.

But in Udu, the headquarters of Udu Local Government Area of the state, most of the filling stations sold a litre of the product for between #130 and #140.

It was observed that black market sells at #230 to #250 per litre.

Those who spoke urged the Federal Government to address the lingering fuel scarcity in the country, while lamenting that they are passing through hard time.

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