PROBLEMS OF INADEQUATE FUEL DISTRIBUTION IN NIGERIA(A CASE STUDY OF ENUGU STATE)
This report on the problems of inadequate fuel Distribution in Nigeria is a critical analysis of the causes of incessant fuel scarcity in Nigeria in recent times.
The report exposes the negative parts being played and is still playing by some Government Officials, special Task force on Petroleum products Distribution and Black marketers.
The recommendations go a long way to redirect the government or anybody involved in the distribution of fuel in Nigeria.
Table of Contents
1.1 General Background to the Study
1.2 Problems Associated with the Study
1.3 Problems that the Study will be Concern with.
1.4 The importance of Studying the Area
2.1 The origin of the Subject Area
2.2 Schools of Thought Within the Subject Area
2.3 The school of Thought Relevant to the Problem
2.4 Different Methods of Studying the Problem
3.1 Data Presentation and Analysis of the Data (Highlight of the Study)
Crude oil, which when processed fuel is produced. It is one of the natural resources Nigeria is endowed with; Infact, Nigeria is the World’s Sixth Largest producer of crude oil. Before 1990, fuel distribution and management has been smooth and effective before Nigeria started witnessing inadequate fuel distribution.
In 1996, Crude oil allocation for Local consumption was reduced from 3000,000 to 250,000 barrels per day. The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation had been supping crude oil for finished products, which was not in the interest of Nigerians.
By this arrangement between October, 1994 and August, 1996, according to the former Finance minister Mr. Anthony Ani, cost between eight and ten million barrels of crude oil
1.1 GENERAL BACKGROUND TO THE PROBLEM OF INADEQUATE FUEL DISTRIBUTION:
The problem of inadequate distribution of fuel in Nigeria and Enugu State in particular can be attributed to so many reasons ranging from corruption by government officials, bunkering, smuggling bureaucracy and insensitivity of government to the plight of the masses.
The multi-facet problems of fuel shortage in Enugu State became acute daring the petroleum and National Gas senior Staff of Nigeria and National Union of Petroleum and National Union of petroleum and Gas workers. There were cases of unrest due to the fuel crises. The fuel shortage in Enugu then was so serious that the government had to announce from time to time on media houses each petrol station that received allocation from Nigeria National Corporation Depot in an effort to avoid diversion. In the wake of the crises, motorist passed nights queering for the purchase of fuel which are hard to come by.
1.2 PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH INADEQUATE FUEL DISTRIBUTION ON THE SOCIETY.
The problem associated with inadequate fuel distribution are; during fuel scarcity, a lot of hardship is meted to the generality of Nigerians both in the rural and urban areas. People do a long distance