Lagos, March 19, 2016 – Northwest Petroleum has opened her Mega station in the Lagos Metropolis. The station which is located along the Lekki – Epe Expressway (by VGC) is a 26 Nozzle Mega station built to world class standards.
The blessing of the station was done by His Eminence, Cardinal Anthony Olubunmi Okogie.
The Director, DPR, Mordecai Danteni Baba Ladan, disclosed during the official launching said the department would no longer licence depot operators that do not operate filling stations. Mr. Ladan, who was represented by the Head Downsteram Operations, DPR, Usman Ndanusa, said the DPR is presently reviewing the regulations and would never tolerate any marketer that violates the laws. “What we intend to do now is that you will not build depots without telling us how many filling stations you have in the country. We will soon stop a situation whereby people build depots and do not have filling stations. We are reviewing the law to ensure that all depot owners have facility to distribute. We will no longer encourage traders.
The Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, enjoined Nigerians to invest in the country and stop taking moneys abroad for investment at the expense of their motherland. Mr. Ambode, who was represented by the Commission for the Environment, Dr. Samuel Babatunde Adejare, said, “We should look inward and grow this economy together.”
The Managing Director, and Chief Executive Officer, Northwest Petroleum, Mrs. Winifred Akpani, said the company is committed to selling products at official pump prices. “We are fully committed to ensuring the availability of petroleum products to the public strictly at government regulated prices. Consequently, we have advanced from being bulk importer of petroleum product to being a mega retailer and have embarked on the construction of more mega filling stations across the country. Our target is to have at least five in each major city of the federation,” she said.
About Northwest Petroleum
Northwest Petroleum & Gas Company Limited is a Company in the Oil & Gas Sector of the economy with International repute. The Company has vast experience in the importation, supply, distribution and storage of Petroleum Products and is also actively involved in the official export of Crude Oil from Nigeria being one of thirty-nine Companies approved by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for allocation and export of Nigerian Crude Oil. Presently, amongst other facilities, the Company operates two (2) Ultra-Modern Mega Petroleum Products Storage Terminals with combined capacity of 96.8 Million litres certified and duly licensed by the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) and an Ultra-Modern Berthing Facility with International state-of-the-art Fire Fighting and Safety Equipment in the Calabar Free Trade Zone, Cross River State. The Company also owns and operates several 24– and 26- Ultra-Modern Mega Petroleum Products Filling Stations across the Country under a very rapid expansion program. For more information, visit www.northwestpetroleum-ng.com.