PRESS RELEASE ON PMS GUIDING PRICE
The attention of the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) has been drawn to speculations about the increased pump price of PMS.
The PPPRA by this release wishes to state clearly that the Guiding Prices posted on our website was only indicative of current market trends and do not translate to any increase in pump price of PMS. However, publications by the media to this effect have been misconstrued and thus misleading.
The Agency wishes to remind the general public of the introduction of the Market-Based Pricing Regime for PMS Regulation 2020 as gazetted by the Federal Government. Based on this regulation, prices are expected to be determined by market realities in line with the dictates of market forces.
One of the conditions for the implementation of the Market-Based Pricing Regime for PMS Regulation 2020 is the monthly release of Guiding Price to reflect current market fundamentals.
The PPPRA in line with its mandate to maintain constant surveillance over all key indices relevant to pricing policy, monitors market trends on a daily basis to determine Guiding Prices.
The Agency is not unaware of the challenges with the supply of PMS due to some concerns leading NNPC to be the sole importer of PMS. PPPRA is also mindful of the current discussion going on between the government and the Organised Labour on the deregulation policy. While consultation with relevant stakeholders is ongoing, PPPRA does not fix or announce prices and therefore there is no price increase. The current PMS price is being maintained while consultations are being concluded.
Even though market fundamentals for PMS in the past few months indicated upward price trends, the pump price has remained the same and we are currently monitoring the situation across retail outlets nationwide.
While assuring the public of adequate products supply as the average PMS Day-Sufficiency as of March 11, 2021 is over 35 days, the PPPRA pledges to continue to perform its statutory function in ensuring that the downstream sector remains vibrant as well as support both government and members of the public.
Abdulkadir Saidu Executive Secretary 12/03/2021
PRESS RELEASE ON PMS GUIDING PRICE pic.twitter.com/WKo3qYIlxZ
— PPPRA (@PPPRAtweets) March 12, 2021
Market fundamentals based on very inefficient and international costs. You cannot conveniently transfer inefficient/international costs to ordinary Nigerians who do not earn international market wages. You will ultimately realize this folly. God bless Nigeria 🙏
— Ikenna Ochei (@ikoreal2005) March 12, 2021
Abi ewo ni werey
— Cato_Of_Lagos (@Cato_rico) March 12, 2021
You better do something about the price of fuel @ 212 naira. You will see mass protest if you didn’t do something about this @MBuhari you just want to end peoples life. How do you want us to cope? No light, no salary, food are on the high side ,electricity same. Now fuel?
— End police brutality in Nigeria #Endsars (@5prophet) March 12, 2021
Explain in English language. pic.twitter.com/O1KxU9p1iv
— Rectifier (@DavidOl08861785) March 12, 2021
We want to increase it
But the price is still the same
We would increase it but not today
The price can not be the same as it isn’t now but it still is
The price has increased but not official yet
— panda 🐼 (@OaksWale) March 12, 2021
Your Press release didn’t state the current price. I think that would have sent the message appropriately.
— Agbado Douglas (@apod4g) March 12, 2021