NNPC shuts down Ejigbo depot over persistent disappearance of Petroleum products

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The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has shut down the Ejigbo Depot to investigate persistent disappearance of petroleum products pumped into the facility..

It was gathered that before the depot was shut down following persistent reports of missing petrol, the facility had resumed loading activities in March after the efforts of NNPC to tackle vandalism had yielded results with the repairs of the vandalised portion of the pipelines linking the depot with Atlas Cove Depot, also in Lagos.

Ejigbo Depot is one of the depots under NNPC’s System 2B Pipeline Network, which is the most active network, accounting for 60 per cent of fuel supply and distribution in the country.

Under the System 2B, the NNPC pumps imported products from the Atlas Cove Depot in Lagos through pipelines to Ejigbo Depot also in Lagos and Mosimi Depot in Ogun State.