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September 01, 2015
Pipelines And Products Marketing Company Limited (PPMC)

PPMC was set up as a subsidiary and strategic business unit of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). PPMC is run in conformity with the management culture of total quality in pursuant to the directive of the parent corporation the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

Its mission is; To ensure security of supply of petroleum products to the domestic market at low operating costs, market special products competitively in the domestic and international markets, provide excellent customer service by effectively and efficiently transporting crude oil to the refineries and moving petroleum products to the market.

  • To supply petroleum products to the domestic market at minimal operating costs.
  • To provide excellent customer service by efficiently transporting crude oil to the refineries and moving petroleum products to the market.
  • To market special products competitively in the domestic and international markets.


PPMC will be the dominant supplier of refined petroleum products to the existing domestic and growing export markets within West African sub-region.

Structure For Operation PPMC is structured to operate under a Board of Directors headed by a non executive Chairman. The Company is daily managed by a Chief Executive Officer, the Managing Director who is assisted by four Executive Directors namely; Executive Director Operations, Executive Director Services, Executive Director Commercial and Executive Director Finance and Accounts.
Mode of Operation
PPMC receives crude oil from the NNPC Corporate Services Unit called National Petroleum Investments Management Services (NAPIMS). PPMC then supplies the crude oil to the NNPC local refineries. However, petroleum products are sometimes imported to supplement local production when the local refineries are unable to process enough for the country’s needs.

Petroleum products which are either imported or refined locally are received by PPMC through import jetties or refinery depots and distributed through pipelines to depots strategically located all over the country from where petroleum tankers lift the products to designated retail outlets (Filling stations).
The Products Pipelines and Depots Ssytems
The company’s main assignment is executed using a network of Petroleum Products Pipelines and Storage depots strategically located nationwide. The products pipelines have a total length of about 5120 kilometres. The products are moved through the pipelines by pumping using mainline and booster pumps. A number of pump stations complement pumping of products to desired destinations.

The pipelines and storage depot system along with its mainline and booster pump stations and export/import facilities are administered under five zones known as Operations Areas. Each operation area has as administrative office located within the area under its control and is headed by an Area Manager, who reports directly to the Executive Director Operations. The depots and Jetties are controlled by the Area Offices. The five Area Offices are:
Area Office 
In Charge of
Okirika Jetty
Aba Depot
Enugu Depot
Markudi Depot
Calabar Depot
Bonny Export Terminal
Port-Harcourt Okirika Jetty
WARRI Warri Depot Warri
Warri Jetty
Benin Depot
Abudu Pump Station
Auchi Pump Station
Lokoja Pump Station
Escravos Terminal (PPMC)
MOSIMI Mosimi Depot
Atlas Cove Jetty & Depot
Satellite (Ejigbo Lagos) Depot
Ibadan Depot
Ore Depot
Ilorin Depot
KADUNA Kaduna Depot
Abaji Pump Station
Izom Pump Station
Minna Depot
Suleja Depot
Sarkin Pawa Pump Station
Zaria Pump Station
Kano Depot
Gusau Depot
GOMBE Jos Depot
Gombe Depot
Yola Depot
Biu Pump Station
Maiduguri Depot
Marine Movement
PPMC operates a fleet of marine vessels used for moving products along Nigeria’s coastal water – from Port Harcourt and Warri to Lagos and from Port-Harcourt to Calabar. These are vessels of varying capacities. There are also LPG vessels in the fleet. Products moved into Lagos through the coastal vessels are discharged primarily at the Atlas Cove Terminal where they are received into storage tanks for onward pumping to Mosimi depot near Sagamu in Ogun State from where the products are pumped to other depots in that axis such Ibadan, Ilorin and Ore. Also there is throughput agreement with some private depot owners for use of their storage tanks and load out facilities for product reception and distribution.

Other vessels are dedicated to the evacuation of fuel oils from Port-Harcourt and Warri refineries for export.

Calabar depot can only be supplied products by marine vessels as it is not linked by the pipeline network.

LPG vessels discharge directly into the markets’ and PPMC storage facilities at Apapa.

Participants in the Transportation and Distribution Chain
Contact Details:
PPMC Office
Public Affairs Manager,
Block C, 4th Floor,
NNPC Towers,
Central Business District
Garki- Abuja,

Tel: +234-09-460-83426