By John Ofikhenua, Abuja
The scarcity of the Premium Motor Spirit (PMS ) petrol persisted on Tuesday in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT ).
This resulted in a bitters taste of the forgotten long queues at retail outlets.
Most vehicle owners went to work by public transport while others patiently lined up for the product.
A civil servant, who simply identified himself as Eugene Bello told The Nation that “I will stay in this petrol stations till I am able to get fuel today so that I can go to work tomorrow (Tuesday).”
Although most of the petrol stations that were opened to customers did not hike their pump prices, they were not operating at full capacity.
While some were vending the product with one pump, others concentrated on selling to customers in plastic cans.
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On Kubwa expressway, the popular NNPC was vending with two pumps more to bearers of jerry cans than vehicles. There was no change in the pump price, according to its customers.
Meanwhile, vehicles queued into it from entrance and exit gates.
The Oando adjacent it was not opened to customers. On the other hand, the NIPCO opposite the NNPC also operated on skeletal basis.
Black marketers however returned to their deal for selling on the road sides.
The Nation learnt that 10 litres of petrol was N2500.
The queues also affected most of the service lanes on the expressway resulting in gridlock.