July 20, 2018

DPR shuts down 22 petrol stations for ‘undue profiteering’

DPR shuts down 22 petrol stations for ‘undue profiteering’

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) , Abuja has closed 22 filling stations in Abuja and its  environs for undue profiteering.

Of the 22 filling stations, 19 of them ,according to the DPR yesterday,  were sealed for selling above N87.00 per liter, two were for diversion of petroleum products while 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.

Head, Public Relations, Mohammed.B. Saidu, who issued a statement said: “Petroleum product marketers and depot owners are hereby warned to operate within the guidelines governing petroleum sales and distribution or face the wrath of the law. The exercise shall continue until normalcy is restore.”

The affected filling stations are Kalasma Nigeria Limited, Zuba, F.C.T. was sealed for selling  of PMS at N 110/litre and it was not captured on  on latest Depot Manifest. Read more


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