Fuel Alert: Fuel Shortages in Nigeria

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Fuel Alert: Fuel Shortages in Nigeria
As a result of the currency devaluation currently taking place in Nigeria, recurring fuel shortages are being reported across the country, particularly in Abuja (DNAA), Port Harcourt (DNPO) and Lagos (DNMM). Fuel suppliers across Nigeria are not able to keep an adequate supply of fuel on hand, leading to recurring shortages.

It is recommended that operators planning to travel Nigeria:

  • Begin pre-planning as soon as possible and work with your international trip services provide to make arrangements and confirm availability in advance. In some instances the supplier may be unable to provide the entire amount requested.
  • Provide at least 72 hours advance notice, have a firm schedule, and consider fueling on arrival in case fuel stock is depleted before departure.
  • Consider tankering in fuel.
  • Have cash on hand as a backup.

For immediate questions, contact the UVair Fuel Program at +1 (713) 378-2708 or fuelteam@uvair.com.

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C. Gregory Evans is Chairman of the Board for Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. and a vocal and active advocate for business aviation. Mr. Evans has been with Universal since 1978 and currently serves as a member of the National Business Aviation Association’s Associate Member Advisory Council. Prior to serving as Chairman, Mr. Evans served as flight supervisor for two years and Vice President, Operations Officer for 18 years. Mr. Evans earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business and Marketing from the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas. He is also extremely active in the community, supporting organizations such as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and donating the usage of Universal’s business jet to assist non-profit organizations, including the Corporate Angel Network, Impact a Hero and Operation Mend.

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