The Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, Eket Field Office, has appealed to operators of Liquefied Petroleum Gas in Akwa Ibom State to always conduct their businesses within the legal, regulatory framework governing oil and gas business.
The Operations Controller of DPR in the State, Mr. Victor Ohwodiasa described the transfer of cooking gas from one cylinder to another (decanting) as illegal and dangerous and advised operators to stop desist from the practice.
Ohwodiasa spoke yesterday when the State commandant of NSCDC, Mr. Abidemi Majekodunmi paid a courtesy call on him in his office in Eket Local Government Area.
“The Department of Petroleum Resources does not approve facilities to carry out the process of transferring cooking gas from one cylinder to another because it is a dangerous practice”, he noted.
Ohwodiasa expressed the readiness of the department to collaborate with the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) to ensure sanity was brought into the business in the state.