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How Did You Get Fuel Today?

This is another season of fuel scarcity.

The tanker drivers decide to punish the whole lagosian because of the

feud they have with LASMA on Friday.

How long with this last?

Whats your own experience,

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Went to AP at UNIPORT junction to join a very long queue. After 2 hours it was clear something was wrong. The attendants were using only 1 pump with 2 nozzles and where concentrating on jerry can which they were selling at N100 a litre plus N200 commission. This is a station that just offloaded one tanker today and they have 4 pumps. Even my neighbour that was passing by brought 50 litres jerry can and bought and left. While i was thinking of the next action a good passer by informed us of a certain Texacco station near Jepthah secondary school selling at N65 a litre with a little queue so i encouraged some others and we went there and it did not take up to 20 minutes, i filled my tank and went to the office. All this happened in Port Harcourt

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Haba Blacksta, a lot of people use the BRT these days but the system does not cover the whole of Lagos yet. For those who are staying close to where they can catch a BRT bus, a lot of them have been doing that.

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Are u trying to crack a joke .

Nigerians with their egoistic mentality catch a bus ke? do you think this Europe or America.

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ok, I just have to ask. For those in Lagos, what about hopping on the BRT instead??

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I eventually bought balck market late yesternight. 5 litres for N800.

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When will dis end,its really biting hard

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I was also surprised seeing the long queues again this morning. I had thought I would just stroll into Lekki Mobil F/station, fuel my car and head to office. I was surprised seeing what seemed like a queue, right from Eti-Osa Secretariat roundabout. I can't stand the queue. I had to turn back. I will give it another try by evening when I close.hope it has subsided then.

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this country is getting worse and worse everyday, in port harcourt fuel scarcity is now a part of us, no relief whatsoever.

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I didnt know about this until I was on my way home yesterday evening. It was too sudden and it hit me like a thunderbolt. I didnt have fuel in the car and I wanted to buy fuel on my way home. The first place I noticed this was at a fuel station along Gbagada Road and I tought it was a joke. Till I got home I couldnt get fuel to buy. I had to leave the car at home and came to work by public transport. I called my supervisor attendant who "rescued" me last week but he said they were not having and that there was no supply from the depot. The roads were almost empty this morning and I heard later that people had to pay #200 for bus fare from Obalende to V/I. It used to be #70.

I was so depressed last night because I spent three hours in traffic and then capped the day with fuel scarcity.

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I heard so yesterday. Wondering what is causing the artificial scarcity this time around.

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Yeah i noticed, and it has got worse today. I wonder what the problem is, we just went through fuel scarcity last week and another one has started.

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For the Lagosians

did u notice the queue in filling stations

yesterday.

Whats causing the artificial fuel scarcity

again,is it the tanker drivers this time.

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Every since Pastor Eunuch disclosed to Newsweek Magazine that it is possible to drive a car with an empty fuel tank for 200 miles on the power of PRAYER alone, my own addiction to fossil fuels came to a glorious end,  Praise the Lord !

Eunuch Adeboye's fuel-from-prayer technique has proved so successful that a series of seminars are planned to enable mere mortals to learn and apply the Eunuch Prayer-Fuel Modality, such that Nigeria's days of chaotic fuel lines and running out of gas can fade into history.

Admission to my Prayer for Fuel Seminars will cost a very affordable 5 thousand US dollars per sheep's head, so watch this space for further details on how to escape the tyranny of oil companies FOREVER and EVER Amen.

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u mean 4 million naira thats what they paid.

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NNPC picked that bill for them. About a year ago, it was Femi Otedola that paid for them so they do not feel the pinch of paying such fines and until they pay these fines by themselves, I guess they will continue to flout the rules.

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I learnt they payed 2.7 million naira

b4 their tankers were released ,

If they actually payed that amount

they wouldnt have blocked that same road

as they did ealier.

something is wrong somewhere

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And this was the same spot they blocked before their trucks were towed away by LASTMA, these guys have clearly become nuisance to both the government and other road users.

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I got my fuel at 120 Naira per litre in Umuahia.Another city plagued with fuel hoarding.On a normal day,fuel is sold for 72-75 Naira or more depending on the mood of the station owners.DPR needs to come and salvage the people of this place!

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i don't blame the tankers, most of them are illiterates that's why they believes they have control over the govt roads as if its their bedrooms.

The govt should not give in, the tankers should go to hell for all i care.

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40yrs ago, the biafrans cud refine crude oil during the civil, still amazed n appalling that nigeria cant seem to do that 40yrs after!!!!, with all the federal might!!!!!!,

i hate naija

ph fuel scarcity is terrible.our people r so greedy!!!, imagine mixing water n kerosene n petrol n selling the stuff 2 unsuspecting motorists, all in a bid 2 maximize profit!!!!!!

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I'm sorry to say this but port harcourt will continue to witness fuel scarcity.

REASON:the commissioner is not realistic in handling fuel issues.he has been enforcing price at N65 when the refinery isn't working and militants are interfering imported products.most importers sell to marketers at N66 and they transport N2,settle community boys,buy diesel and pay their staff.the actual landing cost of pms in ph is N70.anyone selling below is either selling adulerated product or the pump is adjusted.

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Yes, it's confirmed. And it's authoritative.

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shebi na downstream i dey work. . .i have spoken with our engineer at one of our terminals, and he has confirmed that tankers are loading. it will still be a few days before the queues thin out, but rest assured tankers are enroute to filling stations as i type

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Really? How did you discover that? Any source, so we can put the good news on the home page?

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Fuel scarcity is real all over Nigeria. I had to cutshort my trip because of fuel scarcity. Queues at filling stations with fuel (selling at normal price) are indeed scary.

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It's so difficult to move around this period.

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It's bad here in sagamu too. The cars lining up at filling stations are causing

traffic congestion with the small roads. I thot it was just some panic buying

when we to work yesterday morning but alas the queue had become longer

in the evening. My husband had to rush to the filling station along the

expressway to get some for the car and for the jerry can as backup for

generator supply. We don't know the reason for this though. It's just crazy!!

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Port Harcourt is the capital of petrol scarcity; unbelievable but true.

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I suppose we don't have LASTMA or whatsoever in Port Harcourt. So, who is responsible for the fuel problem in Port Harcourt then?

Although, am far away offshore but my colleagues onshore are complaining bitterly over the situation in Port Harcourt. Umaru, do something no. Haba!

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what exactly is going on in this country? Dear Lord, please help us.

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There has never been a time in PH over the last year or so that we have had 100% perfect supply. There is usually one mini scarcity or the other, but I admit this one is looking MEGA!!

Take a read at this:

http://wayforwardnaija.blogspot.com/2009/04/lasg-vs-tanker-drivers.html

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This is very postive but unfortunately alot of Nigerians are opportunist with bad intentions u never hear of armed robbery or one chance.

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I left my office early on Friday because I needed to rush home for some things. My fuel level was very low but I managed to get home. I relaxed at home till about 6pm on Saturday and then decided to go to Ikorodu. As I made to wash the car, a heavy rain started and I had to forget about washing the car, I later decided not to go out again because on normal days traffic to Ikorodu has always been bad and coupled with the heavy rain, I was sure it would be horrendus. I now decided to read some newspapers online and to my amazement, all the papers were talking about long queues at feul stations yet there was no indication in respect of that on Friday.

On Sunday, I decided to drive around my vicinity, most of the stations were not having fuel and the few ones that had had very long queues. I went back home and now called a supervisor petrol attendant that I know in Ikorodu, he was so kind to get 20 Ltrs reserved for me. I was surprised the fuel in the car could still get to Ikorodu though it was about 8pm on Sunday and the traffic was ok. On Monday evening, he gave me another 25 Ltrs and he has promised me another 20Ltrs today. The boy has really blessed my life and I pray that God will bless him abundantly too.

On a final note, as we drive around, for those of us that have fuel, please let us try and render little help to those stranded at bus stops but be careful in rendering this help. I did this to three women yesterday on my way to Ikorodu to get my additional 25 Ltrs.

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Am I lastma or nupeng or tanker driver? Na wa for u o.

Anyway, the question says how did u get fuel, and I expaliened how I got mine. The poster never asks me about the way forward.

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the tanker drivers don kolo for this country.

the way they strike at will baffles me.

nyways, na 9ja we dey so no shakes

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The long queues yet again

WHEN petroleum tanker drivers went on strike over the weekend, a Lagosian, George Afolabi, who said he saw when it all began, told The Guardian he knew that was what would happen.

He said he was about to leave his office close to the Toyota area of Oshodi-Apapa Expressway on Friday, when officials of Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) were confronted by the members of Petroleum Tanker Drivers (PTD) wing of National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG).

The LASTMA officials had gone to seize fuel tankers the drivers had packed illegally along the service lane.

"When I heard they were on strike, I was not surprised. That has been their response to any measure taken by government to curb their excesses.

"We know, petroleum is important to us all, but that does not mean tanker drivers should disregard regulations at will and at the slightest excuse, cause hardship on their fellow citizens."

The hardship Afolabi referred to, was the effect of the strike, which has brought long queues at a few fuel stations that had any to sell and the many empty ones under lock and key.

It has also meant long waits at bus stops for commuters who are also forced to pay fares much higher than before the strike.

The scarcity bit harder yesterday, the first working day, leaving many passengers stranded at the various bus stops as very few vehicles plied the roads, as more commuter buses were in the queue at the various filling stations in the metropolis.

Lamenting how difficult it was to get fuel yesterday, a commercial bus driver, Jamiu Ishola who plies Ketu to Yaba along Ikorodu Expressway, said: "It was only the Total Filling Stations at Fadeyi and Ojota that sold fuel along the entire length of Ikorodu Road.

The queue was so long I spent five hours before I could get fuel.

The attendants even began to ration it to ensure everybody got some."

Along Ebute Metta end of Herbert Macaulay Road, the Mobil and Total stations had fuel while others including Oando did not sell.

The strike led to a hike in transport fares of between 50 and 100 percent.

The fare from Egbeda to Ikeja and Oshodi rose to N200:00 from N100 while Ikotun to Oshodi climbed to N180 from N100

A commuter, Precious Abbey, who was going to Ikeja lamented that this was "one strike too many and a deliberate attempt to hold government to ransom.

"If LASTMA impounded some tankers, something must have caused it. Petroleum tanker drivers are behaving like spoilt brats.

If they were reasonable, they ought to have considered the effect of their action on the public."

Another Lagosian, Bayo Abodunrin, dismissed the strike by the tanker drivers as " blackmail since they want to force the government to bow to their inordinate wish to park wherever they like and obstruct traffic.

"They have not gone on any negotiation or at worst sought any redress or call for public intervention. Yes they own their vehicles but it must be clear to them that there are regulations binding what they can do. The state is bigger than any association. My suggestion is that Governor Babatunde Fashola should start looking for alternative rather than bowing to their cheap blackmail".

Also, fuel hawkers have re-appeared on the roadsides and a operating a thriving black market in which four litres of petrol sell at N1,000.00.

They are seen with various sizes of jerry cans running after motorists along Airport Road, Oshodi-Apapa Expressway, Ikeja-Dopemu Road, Ejigbo-Isolo Road as well as Badagry Expressway.

While also condemning the strike and the suffering it has brought to people, an employee of a company along Apapa-Oshodi Expressway, Friday Alo, noted, "if the strike is related to the impounding of tankers blocking the expressway between Toyota and Five Star Bus Stop, then PTD has no case.

"Two weeks ago or thereabouts, the entire expressway was blocked by those tankers for several hours. I also want to add that the threat to lives on the road by indiscriminate parking by tankers drivers and most often the way they abandon the vehicles anytime they breakdown on the road is worrisome. The tanker drivers cannot operate outside the law." he said.

In his reaction the Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, Prof. Bamidele Badejo described the strike as a cheap blackmail which the tanker drivers may have deliberately embarked on to destabilize the administration and punish innocent citizens of the state.

He said only 27 tankers were impounded by LASTMA and not 50 as claimed by the drivers. "The impounding did not just happen.

We had received several complaints by motorists and we did not hesitate to contact PTD.

"Another reason the strike could be described as cheap blackmail is because going by the agreement between the state government and NUPENG last year, they ought not to have embarked on strike without first seeking dialogue.

"Part of the agreement was that NUPENG leadership will supervise its members to ensure compliance with all traffic laws at all loading areas and highways and that in future, all industrial action will be referred to the government for dialogue before the action commences. They did not keep to this portion of the agreement".

The commissioner added that the agreement was signed by officials of NUPENG with the state government in December last year.

He, however, appealed to Lagosians to bear with government so that "the anomalies being perpetuated by a cabal that feels it can hold the state to ransom at any slightest opportunity, are resolved once and for all."

http://www.ngrguardiannews.com/metro/article01/indexn2_html?pdate=210409&ptitle=The%20long%20queues%20yet%20again

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I never took this stuff seriously until this evening when i went to buy petrol to power my Gen set, i was really surprised, One young man offered to sell me 10 litres for 2,000, something i buy for 650 + 50 = 700, Na wah ooo!!!!

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all nigeria is facing is some punch of people holding us to ramsome by hoarding fuel despite the economic crunch that would have made the commodity cheap.

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@ Jarus----Being very frank here people like you are the main problem we have in this country as long as you can be out of situation it doesn`t matter to you any longer, no power then you`d say well thank God me I have a gen, no fuel now and oh thank God you have fuel abi?

thats selfishness the same thing that is killin this country and believe me u`d be about the same as those in Government "as long as I`m not affected" do you think of others?

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I believe what caused this crisis was the fact that some petrol tankers were siezed in ogere for discriminate parking(about 50 of them i heard). they were told to pay 3,000 naira each to release their tankers, but the tanker drivers refused and supported their colleagues by embarking on a strike. thats what i heard anyway.

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Nigerian leader discusses fuel scarcity with Lagos governor

APA-Lagos, (Nigeria) Nigerian President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua and the Governor of Lagos State; Mr. Babatunde Fashola will meet Monday night to agree on how to resolve the cause of the lingering scarcity of petroleum products across the country.

Imported petrol is transferred by truck drivers from the Lagos sea port to other parts of the country, and because of an alleged problem between the Lagos government and the tanker drivers, there has been a disruption of the haulage.

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Olusegun Adeniyi, told journalist about the planned meeting, adding that there was enough supply of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) to meet the demand. Adeniyi blamed the scarcity on “misunderstanding between tanker drivers and the Lagos State government,” and urged Nigerians not to panic over the situation. “The meeting with the Lagos Governor was on how the matter could be amicably resolved in the overall interest of the country.”

The President, he said, “at the weekend, met with the ministers of finance and petroleum as well as the group managing director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on the fuel scarcity and he was assured that the nation currently has enough supply of PMS to meet demand.

http://www.apanews.net/apa.php?page=show_article_eng&id_article=96263

I guess the federal government has finally decided to listen to Lagos State and its complaints about this tank drivers taking over 2 lanes out of 3 and packing their tanks on bridges in the Apapa area. Even though the state has provided them with a garage to pack their trucks.

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@ igwe. i agree with u that fuel still costs 65 naira but not in all parts of abj. i was in kuje yesterday and bought a litre for 85 naira. queues are every where in abuja just b cos of fuel. i go as far as abaji to get fuel from utako. i dont know wat dis country is turning into. i am just fed up and yet in the midst of dis fuel scarcity pdp held their covnention today.

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i still got my FUEL FOR 65Naira for here in IBADAN

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I just have to keep thanking the petrol attendant that hinted me of an imminent fuel scarcity early Saturday when I went to buy fuel at Mobil FS in Lekki.I met just a handful of cars at the station. I told him to put N1000 fuel into my car but he advised I buy more, that I may not get fuel this easily any time from now. I just told him to fill my tank and N2500 was enough. I was surprised to see very long queues later in the day, and by today, it had become very serious. Anyway, I had prepared for the rainy day. I have in my car now fuel that can last me for a week! I don't have any business with filling station at least in teh next one week.Thanks to the Mobil petrol attendant!

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This country is weird

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Fuel is 100naira here in Uyo

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instead make you revolt , u no revolt . suffering and smiling. We have petrol here o and their is no queue at local Tesco filling station.

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Na waoooo , over 2 weeks now we have been having fuel scarcity here in Abuja and up till now is still thesame thing. If u are opportuned to get to a filling station then the next u see is a cue of cars and bikes like the cues of hell,

please kindly pray for this nation

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Yeah a friend of mine told me this afternoon, as she had to leave the office right before closing hours. I looked for details online about the fuel scarcity, but could not lay hands on any details whatsoever.

When will Nigeria ever get out of this fuel scarcity conundrum?

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CVIBE. Seun may not know. He's in Ogun State. We are in Lagos.

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