The Division of Petroleum Assets (DPR) has sealed 11 filling stations within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) for under-dispensing and over pricing of petrol.
The Zonal Operations Controller, DPR, Abuja, Mr. Abubakar Buba, made this identified to newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday.
Buba stated that the DPR had enhanced its surveillance and monitoring of all filling stations to maintain compliance.
“We wish to intensify the surveillance in all stations to be sure that all operators comply to the principles and laws of their operations.
“We sanctioned about eight stations on Tuesday and right now, three stations which you’ve additionally seen due to over pricing and under-dispensing of merchandise.
“Up to now so good, there are not any queues, we didn’t discover any station hoarding however we found few infractions which now we have famous down and they’re going to pay the suitable effective.
“The infractions are over pricing to under-dispensing,’’ Buba stated.
He known as on motorists to keep away from any type of panic shopping for as there was sufficiency of product within the nation and authorities had no plan to extend the pump value.
Buba urged entrepreneurs to look at good operational practices that might forestall unintended water ingress into the underground storage tanks.
He additional revealed that some fuel vegetation had been sealed for working with out acquiring license from the DPR.
“We’re coming after filling stations which have established fuel vegetation with out licensing.
“We have already got a group going spherical to all of the stations to test all of the add-ons and to be sure that all they’re correctly documented, have license and all the mandatory approvals,” he added.
He additionally assured that the DPR would maintain the monitoring and would come after any station that might be discovered wanting.
Gas hike: DPR seals 11 filling stations in Abuja