The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has closed 22 filling stations in Abuja and its environs for undue profiteering, The Nation reports.
Of the 22 filling stations, 19 of them, according to the DPR yesterday, were sealed for selling above N87 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 restored.”