Nigeria Apologizes for Fuel Woes as Frustration Mounts

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Source:   —  April 01, 2016, at 3:07 PM

one oil producer, creating long lines at gas stations and leaving travelers stranded on highways. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu told the Senate this week that the government is "pained" by the crisis and promised to bring an finish to long fuel lines by the second week of April.

Nigeria'south oil minister has apologized for a crippling fuel shortage that's dragged on since late two thousand fifteen in the country that's sub-Saharan Africa'south no. one oil producer, creating long lines at gas stations and leaving travelers stranded on highways.

Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu told the Senate this week that the government is "pained" by the crisis and promised to bring an finish to long fuel lines by the second week of April. Analysts declare it'll get longer to resolve a shortage they characterize as the product of longstanding refining issues and unplanned pipeline outages.

Fuel lines stretched for more than a km (half-mile) on Friday in Abuja, the capital in central Nigeria. Drivers groaned and shouted in frustration when one Sta closed apparently because it was out of fuel.

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