Lagos Depot Fire Incident Occurred At HOGL Facility, Not NNPCL’s, Soneye Clarifies

By Gift Eguavoen

The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC Ltd) has clarified that the fire incident at a tank farm in Marine Beach, Apapa, Lagos, was at a depot belonging to HOGL Energy Ltd (Honeywell Depot), and not an NNPC Retail Ltd.’s facility as earlier circulated by early responders.

The NNPCL while stating that normalcy has since been restored, said the fire, which has since been extinguished, was as a result of petroleum products spillage within the perimeter of the tank farm.

Olufemi Soneye, Chief Corporate Communications Officer, NNPCL, in a statement on Friday, informed that the NNPC Ltd depots and other depots in the area have resumed loading activities, following the restoration of normalcy.

“NNPC assures that the incident will, in no way, affect petroleum products supply and distribution across the country,” Soneye added in the statement.

It was earlier widely reported that the new NNPC Terminal, formerly OVH, Marine Beach, in the Apapa area of Lagos State, had been gutted by fire due to a spillage of petroleum products within the perimeter of the tank farm.

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