The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has warned that there are adulterated fuel products in circulation.
It therefore advised fuel consumers to be mindful of the quality of petroleum products they buy so as to avoid explosion, knockdown of their engines, equipment or any ugly incidents which could lead to death or injuries.
NNPC in a statement by its spokesman Ndu Ughamadu on Thursday said the warning became necessary following reports that products from vandalized pipelines, or outrightly adulterated products are being sold, leading to unpleasant incidents involving petroleum products consumers in parts of the country.
Ughamadu said: “When in doubt of the quality of a purchase, consumers are advised to seek assistance from any offices of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), NNPC depots or offices nationwide, as products from NNPC depots are subjected to strict quality control to ensure that they are fit for use”
NNPC enjoined motorists and other consumers of petroleum products across the country not to engage in panic buying saying it has over 32 days sufficiency for petrol, and adequate volumes of diesel and kerosene to meet their demand.