The Federal Government has announced the ex-depot price of Premium Motor Spirit, popularly known as Petrol, at N138.62 per litre.
Ex-depot price is the price depot owners or terminal operators can lift petroleum products from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) depots for distribution at the retail outlets
The update was contained in an internal memorandum made available to iBrandTV on Tuesday evening, and signed by Mohammed Bello, Distribution, Petroleum Products Price Regulatory Agency, PPPRA.
The ex-depot price per litre of petrol is normally around N15 lower than the pump price, as the marketers would add the cost of transporting the commodity from the depots to their retail outlets, in addition to other costs, such as marketers margin among others.
The agency disclosed that the new price would come into effect from August 5, 2020.
The PPMC put the ex-coastal price of the commodity, which is the price at which the product is sold to depot owners, at N113.70 per litre.
The PPMC also put the Ex-depot price for Automotive Gasoline Oil, AGO, also known as diesel, at N160 per litre and N165 per litre, for depots in Lagos and Oghara respectively, while the ex-depot price for kerosene was put at N160 per litre.
From the foregoing, it is expected that oil marketers would adjust their pump price to between N145 to N155 per litre.
However, the agency saddled with the responsibility of announcing changes in fuel price or providing guidance on the new price, the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency, PPPRA, had refused to publicise the guiding price of PMS for August 2020, fuelling speculations as to the actual amount the commodity would be sold.