NP (SL) Limited, the leading importer and distributor of petroleum products in Sierra Leone, has taken a proactive step to address the impending fuel scarcity by receiving a substantial consignment of 30,000 metric tons of petroleum products in the country 1. This shipment includes a diverse range of fuels, comprising 11,000 metric tons of petrol aboard the VMT Papillon and 19,000 metric tons of diesel facilitated by the MT Marlin Aqua Marine, which recently docked at Kissy Terminal in Freetown on Saturday, December 23, 2023 1.
NP has consistently maintained its reputation as the foremost petroleum importing and marketing entity in Sierra Leone by delivering the largest fuel consignments over the years 1. In addition, NP Sierra Leone has initiated the supply of 5,000 metric tons of fuel to the Republic of Guinea, further reinforcing this partnership 1. The process was overseen by the Vice President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Hon. Dr. Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh, Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Madam Fatmata Wurie, and officials from the Petroleum Regulatory Agency (PRA) during their visit to the NP SL Terminal on December 22, 2023 1.
Kobi Walker, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NP-SL Ltd, highlighted the challenges regarding foreign exchange and pricing while reaffirming the company’s commitment to maintaining adequate petroleum product stocks in the country 1. He clarified a previous statement attributed to the Petroleum Regulatory Agency (PRA), emphasizing that NP and Leoneoil are the primary importers of petroleum products, while other oil marketing companies rely extensively on NP for support and procurem