DPR Seals Eight Petrol Stations For Cheating Customers

The Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, Kaduna Zonal Office, has sealed eight petrol stations in the state capital and environs.

According to reports monitored on Channels TV, some of the stations were closed for selling petrol above the N87 approved pump price while others were sealed for adjusting their sales machines in order to cheat customers.

The department’s Head of Engineering and Standards, Yahaya Maishera said the petrol stations were caught during a routine monitoring of service stations within the state capital.

Some of the sealed petrol stations are Tonsjos Service Station Kachia road, Al-Mudeco Service station, Nnamdi Azikiwe Bye-pass, Mobil Service Station and Shema Petroleum, among others.



    The agency said they would remain sealed till they received appropriate sanctions from the authorities.

    These include the payment of the N100, 000 punitive fines and signing of an undertaking not to flout the rules of the agency again.

    According to  Maishera, DPR had put measures in place to make sure that depot owners and marketers sell products at a rate that would enable the marketers sell at official pump price of N87 per litre of petrol.

    The agency also announced that 100 trucks of petrol had been lifted by different independent marketers from the Kaduna refinery for onward delivery to the states within the northern region.

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