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BREAKING: Federal Govt “Projects” Fuel Price Increase To N212 Per Litre

Federal Government, via the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) has announced what it called: “projecting” an increase in the price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), better known as petrol, from barely N160 to N212.11 per litre.
The agency, which announced the new price this morning, March 12, in its pricing template for the month of March, said that it based the price on the average costs of imported petroleum products.
It said that the average littering expenses were put at N4.81 per litre; Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) charge N2.49 per litre; NIMASA charge N0.23 per litre; Jetty Thru put of N1.61 per litre and Storage charge of N2.58 per litre and average finance cost of N2.17 per litre, translating to an expected landing cost per litre of N189.61.
The agency said that the wholesale margin has been fixed at N4.03 per litre; administration charge, N1.23 per litre; transporters’ allowance (NTA) of N3.89 per litre; Bridging Fund cost of N7.51 per litre and Marine transport average (MTA) of N0.15 per litre.
The projection of PPPRA does not necessarily translate to a pump price increase for Nigerians as an official announcement has to be given for any increase to take effect.
The agency released templates in January and February, yet fuel price was not increased officially.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) recently said there would not be fuel price increase this month of March.

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