Sunday, September 09, 2012


Fuel scarcity has hit some communities in Oyo State as many filling stations were closed to business in the state on Saturday.
Unusual long queues were noticed in most filling stations in Ibadan and other major towns on Friday.
During our correspondent’s tour round Ibadan metropolis on Saturday, most filling stations were shut.
Petrol attendants and station managers, who spoke to our correspondent, said the closure was due to unavailability of the product.
Some of them said that they were instructed by the owners not to sell due to shortage in supply from the depot.
Checks on Oyo town, Ogbomoso and some parts of Oke Ogun showed that the situation was the same.
It was gathered that in few places where the product was sold, a litre of the Premium Motor Spirit otherwise called petrol was sold for between N150 and N200.
Attempts made to speak to the Directorate of Petroleum Resources in Ibadan proved abortive.


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