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Agency withdraws Methanol-laden PMS from market

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 The Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority NMDPRA says a limited amount of Premium Motor Spirit PMS known as gasoline with amounts of methanol above Nigeria s specification has been discovered in the supply chain NMDPRA said that to ensure the safety of vehicles and equipment the limited quantity of the affected product has been isolated and recalled including truckloads in transit Methanol is a common additive in gasoline and is normally blended in an acceptable amount PMS dispensing at a service station NMDPRA the defunct Petroleum Products Price Regulatory Authority made this known in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja He noted that the original supplier has been identified and further appropriate and commercial activities will be taken He assured that his technical team along with NNPC and other industry stakeholders would continue to monitor and ensure that quality petroleum products were supplied and distributed throughout the country NNPC Ltd and all oil marketing companies have been instructed to maintain sufficient distribution of gasoline at all retail outlets across the country Meanwhile NNPC has stepped up efforts to increase gasoline supply in the market to close any unforeseen supply gaps
Agency withdraws Methanol-laden PMS from market

Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority

The Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA) says a limited amount of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), known as gasoline, with amounts of methanol above Nigeria’s specification, has been discovered in the supply chain.

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NMDPRA said that to ensure the safety of vehicles and equipment, the limited quantity of the affected product has been isolated and recalled, including truckloads in transit.

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Methanol is a common additive in gasoline and is normally blended in an acceptable amount.

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PMS dispensing at a service station

Petroleum Products Price Regulatory Authority

NMDPRA, the defunct Petroleum Products Price Regulatory Authority, made this known in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja.

He noted that the original supplier has been identified and further appropriate and commercial activities will be taken.

He assured that his technical team, along with NNPC and other industry stakeholders, would continue to monitor and ensure that quality petroleum products were supplied and distributed throughout the country.

NNPC Ltd

“NNPC Ltd and all oil marketing companies have been instructed to maintain sufficient distribution of gasoline at all retail outlets across the country.

“Meanwhile, NNPC has stepped up efforts to increase gasoline supply in the market to close any unforeseen supply gaps.

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