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December 3, 2011

Says NNPC is working towards making the product available to users

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)isworking towards making kerosene available to Nigerians during the Christmas season, Dr Levi Ajuonuma, the NNPC Group General Manager, Public Affairs Divisiondisclosed on Friday

Blamingthe current scarcity onsome marketers who are in the habit of diverting and hoarding the product,  Ajuonuma said the country has enough of the product in circulation andthe corporation hasset machinery in motion to ensure that the product is made available for purchase.

October 18, 2011

The development is aimed at defusing rising tensions over planned removal of subsidy from fuel

The federal government will continue subsidising the importation of kerosene into the country, the Minister of Petroleum, Dieziani Alison-Maduekwe has said.

June 16, 2011

The regulator moves to ensure adherence to approved rates as the product is distributed to retailers

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) says it will clamp down on any station or depot selling kerosene above the official pump price of N50 per litre.

Soyebo Adekunle, Head of Downstream in Lagos Zonal Office, said the agency had constituted surveillance and monitoring team to monitor all filling stations and depots in Lagos metropolis to ensure compliance.

June 12, 2011

Saturday Igbani and his daughter were consumed by the explosion, which occurred in their home on Friday night

A kerosene explosion has claimed the lives of two people in Benin, Edo state.

The victims, Saturday Igbani and his daughter Joy Igbani were consumed by the explosion, which occurred about 3.00 am on Saturday morning.

Wife of the deceased said she ran out of their house with their last child when the incident occurred. According to her, the explosion occurred when her husband wanted to pour kerosene into an already lighted lamp.

June 10, 2011

The current scarcity of kerosene, which has lasted nation-wide in recent weeks has seen kerosene prices jump by over 700 percent.

Three vessels of combined volume of 30,000 metric tons of Dual Purpose Kerosene arrived Nigerian waters on Thursday in an attempt to remove the lasting shortage of kerosene across the country.

June 1, 2011

The oil giant says the high cost of importing the product, as well as scarcity, affected its operations

Mobil Oil Company has revealed they stopped selling kerosene in its outlets because the product was not profitable and they were running at loss, Managing Director, Adetunji Oyebanji said.

He noted the company depended on the Petroleum Product Marketing Company (PPMC) for supply; adding that they have received only one delivery from their supplier this year and it made them stop selling the product.

May 22, 2011

NUPENG threatens strike if oil companies continue to sack employees who join unions.

Workers in the oil and gas sector yesterday vowed to go ahead with their planned strike if companies in the downstream sector failed to recall their sacked members. 

The workers spoke in Lagos under the aegis of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG). 

Alhaji Tokunbo Korodo, President, South-West branch of NUPENG, said that the companies had continued to sack their members and refused them to be unionised.

May 8, 2011

With prices hiked by as much as 250 per cent, consumers decry the development

The cost of obtaining kerosene for domestic cooking needs is fast getting out of reach of the common man in some parts of Enugu, and environs.

The cost per litre of kerosene has increased by between 200 per cent and 250 per cent of the approved pump price of N50 per litre in the city. At various dispensing outlets in Enugu, the price now ranges from between N150 and N170 per litre.

February 8, 2011

Three additional victims of kerosene explosion died in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on Monday.

The tragedy had earlier struck at the home of Maxwell Udoh, a staff of the State Investigation Bureau (SIB) on Sunday, when kerosene explosion killed his two daughters. The incident took place at about 11 p.m. at Bernard Carr Street in Port Harcourt, the home of the Udohs, when the family was preparing super.

February 2, 2011

The Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) says its subsidiary, the Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC), has pumped 37 million litres of kerosene into the market to meet consumers' needs.

January 28, 2011

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said on Thursday its Warri oil refinery, which was closed in December due to sabotage attacks to a feeding pipeline, had restarted operations.

"I can confirm to you that the Warri refinery is back and has commenced production of dual purpose kerosene and automotive gas oil since Sunday," a statement from the NNPC said.

On December 22 NNPC said three of its four refineries were out of action due to militant pipeline sabotage but it did not specify when the outages began.