Nigeria imported 20.89Bn litres of petrol in 2019 – NBS

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The Petroleum Products Importation Statistics for Full Year 2019 reflected that 20.89bn litres of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), 5.15bn litres of Automotive Gas Oil (AGO), 128.11m litres of Household Kerosene (HHK), 1.07bn litres of Aviation Turbine Kerosene (ATK), 45.98m litres of Low Pour Fuel Oil (LPFO) and 526.06m litres of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) were imported into the country in Full Year 2019.

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) made this known on its website yesterday.

According to its executive summary of the report titled: “Petroleum Products Imports and Consumption (Truck Out) Statistics’’, the country also distributed and consumed an average volume of 14,106,467 litres per day of Automotive Gas Oil (AGO).

Zonal distribution of truck-out volume for Full Year 2019 showed that 20.58bn of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), 5.16bn litres of Automotive Gas Oil (AGO), 270.22m litres of Household Kerosene (HHK), 1.05bn litres of Aviation Turbine Kerosene (ATK), 84.53m litres of Low Pour Fuel Oil (LPFO) and 734.21m of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) were distributed nationwide during the period under review.

NBS said Nigeria in the year under review, consumed 350,987 litres of Household Kerosene (HNK) daily.

It added that Nigeria consumed 2,939,410 litres of Aviation Turbine Kerosene (ATK) and 125,975 litres of Lower Power Fuel Oil (LPFO) daily in  2019.

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Nigeria imported 5.15 billion litres of Automotive Gas Oil (AGO), and 128.1million litres Household Kerosene (HNK).

In terms of import, the report added that in the period under review, the country imported 1.07billion of Aviation Turbine Kerosene (ATK) and 45.98million litres of Lower Power Fuel Oil (LPFO).

Last year, said the NBS reported that Nigeria imported 526.0million of Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG).

Currently, the major refineries are operating at a minimal level with decaying facilities and paucity of funds remaining the key constraints.