DPR boss reads riot act to illegal cooking gas, lubricant operators


The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has said it will clamp down on more illegal operators of cooking gas and lubricant outlets across the country in a bid to ensure safety in the downstream sector, The Punch reports.

The Director, DPR, Mr. Mordecai Ladan, on Thursday at the 2017 Annual General Meeting of the agency’s Lagos zonal office, decried the increasing number of illegal lubricant sales outlets springing up in different parts of the country.

Ladan stated that the need to deeply entrench safety as a key driver in the operating environment was further underpinned by the upsurge in petroleum products’ handling facilities such as Compressed Natural Gas downloading stations and Liquefied Petroleum Gas refilling plants in retail outlets.