NIPCO increases retail outlets to boost fuel supply

electricity-fuel-efficiency-2THE Nigerian Independent Petroleum Company Plc (NIPCO) has restated commitment to increase its retail outlets to over 150 stations to ensure equitable fuel distribution across the country.

The oil marketing firm made this commitment when it opened its flagship station on the popular Ikorodu Road, Lagos to improve access to fuel and non fuel services in the area.

Speaking at the inauguration, the Managing Director, NIPCO, Venkataraman Venkatapathy, said that the outlet was aimed principally to provide services that meets the needs of motorists and other petroleum products’ users.

According to him, the well branded station, which operates on a 24 hours and seven days a week, offers great solace to the populace especially against the background of the perennial fuel scarcity in the country.

He said the dispensing pumps are properly calibrated and tamper proof to guard against any unpleasant acts to the detriment of motorist with a view to ensuring continuous patronage Venkatapathy however assured that product supply to the station would be given utmost priority, stressing that it would remain wet at all times with exceptional service delivery on the minds of the attendants.

He disclosed that the state of the art station is a reflection of the company’s pedigree in the downstream sector as acclaimed by various stakeholders in the petroleum products marketing realm.

The managing director noted that the location of the outlet would give room for meeting the fuel needs of a larger segment of motorists and boost the economy, aside from creating employment opportunities for the teeming job seekers in the state.

The NIPCO helmsman enjoined the managers of the station to maintain high safety standards in line with international best practices, a feat that has earned the company corporate recognition over the years.

NIPCO has remained a benchmark in petroleum products storage and dispense through its ultra modern terminal on Dockyard Road, Apapa and has since embarked on parallel integration with the acquisition of hundreds of service outlets, retailing the products across the nation. ‎

It presently has over 150 outlets with the most latest being the Ikorodu station strategically located on the ever busy expressway linking the mainland to the Lagos metropolis.

The station with a combined storage capacity of over 200,000 litres has a multi-nozzle pumps for dispensing of products, including Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), Automotive Gas Oil (AGO) and Dual Purpose kerosene (DPK).

The new outlet has full-fledged lube bay for car servicing with modern facilities such as digital air gauge, showroom for car kits, water fountain, conveniences among others- All in a bid to make it a one stop shop for auto related facilities .

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