19 Jul 2020

Gombe DPR threaten to sanction petroleum marketers offenders

The Department of petroleum resources in Gombe state has said it will sanctions any marketers offenders that failed to followed lay down procedure to operate it’s business legally.

DPR operations controller Gombe field office, Engr. Yahaya Maishera disclosed this in an interview with our correspondent at the weekend in Gombe.
He said DPR in the state has issued warning letter to operators who operates on unsafe environment to relocate their businesses to a safer place.

The controller while explaining the danger of Gas said the product is delicate even as he said we don’t want situation that happened in Kaduna where Gas exploded killed and injured many people to happen here in Gombe.
According to him, those who cannot operate as directed by the DPR will faced sanction.

He said the Department of Petroleum Resources with its headquarters in Lagos received another directives from PPRA to enforce new PMS price band to sell petroleum products of N140.80-143.80 and no marketer should sell above 143.80 per litre.
The controller called on them as matter of urgency to comply with the rules and regulations to avoid sanction.
On the issue of tank fabricators, fabricators that fabricates underground storage tanks and petroleum duel tankers are advise to have oil and gas service permit inorder to be accredited but reported that five companies are processing their oil and gas industry service permit (OGISP) with the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR).

on fuel Dump, the controller also duel much on some government agencies that uses automated Gas oil (AGO) should obtain licence.
He reported the petroleum Act 1969 stipulated that no person shall import, store, sell or distribute any petroleum product without licence granted by the minister of petroleum resources that any organization that store AGO above 500 litres shall be licence by DPR.

In his bid, to sensitized these agencies the controller reported that letters of invitation were distributed to all government agencies within Gombe state to educate them on the need to have licence which some of them comply.
Talking about Minimum Industry Service MISTDO to train her down stream operations the controller said we have invited some individuals and association to educate and enlightened them of the new development by DPR.
He said the Director of Petroleum Resources Engr. Auwulu Sarki launched this scheme because of its importance to Nigeria Oil and Gas industry specially the downstream sector.

During the launching, Engr. Auwulu said 70percent of the accident occurred in Oil and Gas, mostly are in downstream hence the need to institute this scheme which is also inline with petroleum regulations the controller emphasized that a training provider to train staff working in facilities such as Petrol stations, Gas plants, petroleum Tankers Drivers and their motor boys they should go for training and be issued with permit.

These service providers will also be accredited by DPR and list of successful providers shall be published in DPR website. The controller therefore wrote stakeholders to join the scheme by using www.mistdo.dpr.gov.ng