DPR tackles filling stations in Rivers


The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has shut down operations at a Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, (NNPC) franchise filling station around Trans-Woji-Slaughter Road area of Port Harcourt, Vanguard reports.

The petrol station, NDDC, which was not dispensing product to buyers when DPR arrived was shut for hoarding about 40,000 litres of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS). Two other filling stations EBZ and Oando were also handed Notice of Penalty for selling above the approved pump price of N145 and under dispensing fuel to consumers.

The Port Harcourt Zonal Comptroller of DPR, Dr. Ibani Frank-Briggs, said the attitude of filling station operators had added heavily to the hardship experienced at the time. He urged motorists to report any petrol station involved in sharp practices to the DPR zonal office, warning that anyone caught would be penalised.