Major oil marketers move to address petroleum downstream accidents

Bothered by the risk tendencies in petroleum products movement across the country, oil marketers under the aegis of Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria (MOMAN), have decided to minimise cases of accidents on road networks and promote efficient transportation of products.

MOMAN insisted that movement of products from one point to another constituted a major part of its operations, noting that about 95 per cent of the incidents which occur in the downstream industry were through road accidents in the course of product movement from one point to another.

In a document by MOMAN it noted that; “All these accidents would have been avoided if the right things were done and controls put in place were adhered to. MOMAN is now using internal and external actions to structure and assess initiatives in the field of safety,” it explained.

MOMAN expressed belief in self-assessment and developing standards among members to exchange information on best practices and exploit the gains made by members to improve its transportation system; thus reducing fatality to zero as daily operations continues.

Source: The Guardian

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