Warri Zonal Workplace of the Division of Petroleum Assets (DPR) has sealed seven filling stations at Oleh in Delta over sharp practices.
Mr Olakanmi Ayodeji, the Assistant Director, Operation, DPR, Warri Zonal Workplace, informed newsmen in Warri on Thursday that the erring filling stations have been sealed on Tuesday.
Ayodeji named the stations at Oleh in Isoko South Native Authorities Space of the state as Robor Nig. Ltd; Felimbuk Nig. Ltd and AP Oleh service station.
The others are Eskom Electrical Ltd, Mama G Divine Challenge, Dipaag Oil and Fuel and Felimbuk Nig. Ltd.
Ayodeji mentioned they have been sanctioned for varied offences starting from under-dispensing, working with out a legitimate licence and hoarding.
He mentioned the DPR surveillance staff visited 17 shops within the Ughelli/Isoko axis and shut down the seven stations.
The DPR official mentioned 4 of the remaining ten filling stations have been with out merchandise.
Ayodeji mentioned the company would maintain surveillance throughout the state to examine sharp practices amongst entrepreneurs.
The assistant director mentioned the offenders would pay the stipulated fines to the Federal Authorities earlier than their filling stations can be re-opened.
“DPR sealed seven petrol stations over varied offences starting from under-dispensing, working with out legitimate licenses and hoarding.
“The train was profitable, and we are going to proceed to do observe up within the space and different elements of the state.
“We have already got in our tips, fines stipulated for the assorted offences. As soon as they (offenders) pay, we are going to unseal and monitor them to make sure they don’t under-dispense to the general public.
“We don’t need the general public to be short-changed; we make sure that they promote the proper product, amount and high quality. That’s the essence of the surveillance,’’ he mentioned.
Ayodeji warned entrepreneurs in opposition to hoarding merchandise.
“Our individuals have been to the depots, and vehicles are loading, so entrepreneurs shouldn’t hoard merchandise. Anybody caught might be handled in response to the DPR guidelines and rules,’’ he mentioned.