THE Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, has commended oil marketers for complying with the new price of petrol. Abubakar Buba, Abuja Zonal Operations Controller, said more than DPR, 94 percent of the petrol stations in the Federal Capital Territory had complied with the new price and were selling at between N121.50 and N123.50 per litre.
Speaking after surveillance of fuel retail outlets in the FCT on Wednesday, June 10, Buba stated that the DPR undertook a series of enforcement activities, aimed at ensuring that marketers do not sell above the stipulated price range, do not under-dispense to motorists and do not divert the products to neighbouring states. He noted that of the 36 petrol retail outlets visited so far, only two — Rahamaniyya Oil and Gas, Mpape and Yinzag Petroils, Mabushi, were found selling above N123.50.
Buba disclosed that both retail outlets were sealed and sanctioned and had been directed to comply with the new prices, after which they would be unsealed. In addition, he stated that the DPR has waded into the complaints of contaminated diesel being sold in some locations across the country, stating that its officials had visited these locations to collect samples of the products and it is currently waiting for the results of the tests conducted on the samples.
“We have received a lot of complaints; some of them we visited and took the sample, and we are now waiting for the analysis. Although the laboratory scientists are not available now, the few management staff that we have, presently, are trying to make sure that they do the analysis,” he said.
– Jun. 12, 2020 @ 16:29 GMT |