Many petrol stations in Warri, Delta State’s capital, have closed, resulting in long lines at the few that remain open in the city and its environs.
According to the DAILY POST, most filling stations are now selling a litre of petrol for N200, as opposed to the official pump price of N180.
Today, November 1, 2022, a few stations are operational, including the station near the popular cinema, De Michaels Oil and Gas Limited along Enerhen Road, and Shafa filling station at Enerhen Motel in Uvwie Local Government Area.
A commercial tricycle operator who spoke with our correspondent on the condition of anonymity expressed concern that marketers may be hoarding the product and predicted a price increase for petroleum products because he purchased a litre for N200.
He urged President Muhammadu Buhari to help Nigerians by making petroleum products more accessible and affordable.
When DAILY POST approached some of the pump attendants at the gas stations, they declined to comment.
When contacted about the situation, the Warri Zonal Chairman of PENGASSAN, Prince Audu, told our correspondent over the phone that he was unaware that most filling stations were closed. He did, however, promise to keep our correspondent updated on the status of his inquiries.