Thursday, July 30, 2015

DPR shuts 22 filling stations in FCT

A laudable act, and I hope they extend it to other states..The Abuja office of the Department of Petroleum Resources has closed down 22 filling stations in the Federal Capital Territory and its environs due to what it described as undue profiteering.              
The department said 19 of the affected filling stations were sealed for selling above the N87 per litre official price, while two others were shut for diversion of petroleum products.
The regulator said in a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday, “The remaining one was grossly under-dispensing and selling products massively in jerry cans.
“The stations are to remain sealed for at least one month in addition to forfeiting their bridging claims as directed by the Federal Government.”
Punch gathered that the affected filling stations, according to the DPR, include Kalasma Nigeria Limited, Zuba, Abuja; as well as Inyas Nigeria Limited, Jibeco Nigeria Limited, Ahmis Nigeria Limited, Kelvin Energy Limited, and B.B. King Nigeria Limited, all on Kaduna Road, Niger State and a host of others in Nassarawa and Abuja.
“Petroleum product marketers and depot owners are hereby warned to operate within the guidelines governing petroleum sale and distribution or face the wrath of the law. The exercise shall continue until normalcy is restored,” it added.

1 comment :

  1. They should come to my area oo,some are selling 120 per liter. No jokes, and they act like it's none of their business