Intels denies link with NPA directive

Integrated Logistics Services (INTELS) has denied having any link with the directive from the management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) asking competitors to discharge or handle all their oil and gas cargoes at Intels’ facilities at Onne, Warri and Calabar ports.

The company also said they have nothing to do with the recent directive to LADOL Limited to relocate its Egina FPSO fabrication and Integrations project from Lagos to Bayelsa State.

General Manager of the company, Mike Epelle, said that the allegation that the organization was responsible for the government decisions was not true.

Epelle also denied allegations that Intels was doing everything to stifle competition or achieve monopoly in the oil and gas industry in Rivers and other states.

Besides, he argued that Intels was not the only company that was involved in oil and gas logistics business in Onne Port, explaining that there were other operators, including 190 companies doing different businesses in the area.

Noting that it pioneered oil and gas services at a time when no company was ready to invest in the empty spaces and waters in Onne, Epelle said the company has never stopped any company from doing business in the area.

Eppele also said oil and gas terminals pay higher tariff to the federal government than terminals that deal in conventional cargoes.

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