FG’s ‘7-big wins’ to evaluate floating petrol stations’ operations


The federal government has said it would review the operational efficiency of all the mega floating petrol stations operated by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) within the waterways of the Niger Delta region, ThisDay reports.

It said that within its recently launched ‘7 big wins’ policy direction, it plans to establish efficient modular refineries in the region, and as such would also ensure that products from the refineries are efficiently distributed across the region.

According to Brenda Ataga, the Senior Technical Adviser on Downstream and Infrastructure to the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, the plan would help the government ensure regular availability of petrol to riverine residents of the region, and also eliminate instances of illegal and dangerous refining of petrol for use by them.

 Ataga said this in response to a question asked about the functionalities of the floating stations during a media briefing at the corporate headquarters of the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) in Abuja.
Currently, the NNPC reportedly has 12 floating petrol stations in the Niger Delta, managed by its subsidiary – the NNPC Retail.