DPR SEALS THREE FILLING STATIONS IN IMO STATE
The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has sealed three filling stations in Imo State.
Mr Peter Ijeh, the DPR Zonal Controller in Owerri, disclosed this to reporters on Friday in the state capital in South-east Nigeria.
According to him, the erring stations were sealed in various parts of the state for contravening the rules and guidelines of the operations of petroleum sales in Imo.
The DPR official noted that the sealing took place during a routine monitoring operation across the state.
He accused the petroleum dealers of the affected stations of operating against the directive and standard of the agency, operating without a licence, and under-dispensing of products.
Ijeh stressed that it was the statutory obligations of the DPR to monitor and regulate the activities of the petroleum marketers.
He explained that this was to enforce the directives of the Federal Government of ensuring that fuel products were made available to the public at N145 per little.
The DPR added that the operation was aimed at ensuring that consumers get satisfaction for services paid for.
He insisted that the erring filling stations would remain shut until they meet the standard.