The NNPC, Nigeria state-owned petroleum company has reduced the price of petrol from N113.28k per litre to N108.00k per litre representing a 4.8% drop in prices. This is the second time in about two months that the NNPC has drop the price of petrol. On March 19th, 2020, the NNPC announced a reduction from N133.28/litre to N113.28/litre.
The current drop was announced via the twitter handle of the NNPC on Wednesday and issued by the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Dr. Kennie Obateru, who quoted the Managing Director of the Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC), Musa Lawan.
According to Dr. Obateru, “the new ex-depot price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), otherwise called petrol, reflects the company’s market strategy to make more sales while complying with the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency’s (PPPRA) price template.”
He further explained that “the new price regime would enable PPMC to boost its sales volumes from the billions of litres of Petrol it has in storage while providing affordable price to millions of customers.”
On how they arrived at the current price, he explained that the price was arrived at “after an extensive review of market realities by the PPMC internal price review unit.
On diesel, the PPMC MD Musa Lawan explained that diesel price was not touched as it has already being deregulated and determined by market forces.