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App offers home-delivery gas to beat Nigeria's fuel shortage

Updated 7:06 AM ET, Fri April 8, 2016
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People wait in line to buy fuel at a gas station in Lagos on March 9, 2016, due to an ongoing fuel scarcity crisis in Nigeria. PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Due to the fuel shortage, there has been increased activity of black market hawkers selling gas at inflated prices. Pictured, a hawker fills a car with fuel on the side of the road in Lagos on April 6, 2016. STEFAN HEUNIS/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Subomi Owo-Odusi will launch his app "Fueledup" in May. His service will deliver fuel straight to its users in Lagos. Courtesy Subomi Owo-Odusi
Nigerians rely on gas to fuel generators, as well as for their cars. Pictured, motorists line up to buy fuel in Lagos, on March 9, 2016 after unions shut down operations. PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Traffic queues for gas in Lagos in May 2015, when a prolonged fuel crisis nearly paralyzed the country.