It has come to the attention of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) the unwholesome activities of some petroleum products marketers who indulged in hoarding and diversion of petroleum products at their various trucks holding terminals across the country while also manipulating their retail dispensing pumps at the filling stations to the detriment of unsuspecting buyers.
DPR reiterates its commitment to ensure that marketers comply fully with oil and gas business best practices.
Consequently, marketers are hereby warned to desist from such sharp practices and deliver products lifted from the depots to designated filling stations, within the stipulated one to three days grace period, depending on the point of discharge.
DPR offices nationwide have been directed to intensify surveillance activities to all private truck parking terminals and depots to ensure that petroleum products lifted from depots are neither hoarded nor diverted.
DPR assures the public that Government maintains adequate daily sufficiency of products while intensifying efforts to revamp and enhance the performance of its local refineries to fill-in any identified gaps.
The sanctions applicable to all defaulters of the laws and regulations guiding sales and distributions of petroleum products in the country remain in force.
The general public is advised to contact the DPR through Hotline no: 08057495196 for any observed sharp practices by Petroleum Products Marketers.
Mordecai Danteni Baba Ladan