OIL & GASTRANSPORT & LOGISTICS

No Objections to Using Railway to Haul Petroleum Products – NUPENG

The National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) on Tuesday said that it had no objection to using railway to haul petroleum products across the country.

Mr Tokunbo Korodo, the South-West Chairman of the union made this known to newsmen in Lagos.

Korodo said that it was a good development as long as Nigerians would not be deprived the right to get the products at the approved prices.

“We do not have any objection to any mode of distribution so far it will get to the masses at a reasonable price. “Whether they use train or they use helicopter to distribute the products, we cannot kick against it because we know that there is no way a train can get to all the filling stations. “They will still park somewhere and use our trucks to get the products to any retail outlets. “Even, the locomotive driver that drive any train loaded with petroleum products to any destination will, automatically, become my member. “We will create another branch that will be added to the existing one. “There is no cause for alarm; we are losing nothing, so, it is a welcome development if that will be the best way,” he said.

The chairman said that, “The best and fastest way to distribute petroleum products is through pipeline, but our government is running away from it due to the activities of vandals.

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