7 March 2018

Nigeria: DPR - Supply of Fuel to Plateau Now Relatively Steady

Jos — The Operations Manager of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) Jos field office, Mr. Jeremiah Mashat has disclosed that for the fuel scarcity in Plateau State to be finally solved, marketers in the state must desist from hoarding the product.

He also said there would be surplus fuel in the state if the current level of supply is sustained, noting that in the last few days, the state has had supply of 30 trucks per day, which the DPR is monitoring to ensure that it is neither diverted nor dispensed wrongly.

Mashat spoke during the monitoring of filling stations in parts of Mangu and Pankshin local government areas of the state. The exercise was aimed to ensure that marketers don't extort buyers by selling above the approved pump price of N145 per liter.

While expressing displeasure at the level of hoarding by the marketers, Mashat charged them to adhere to ethical practices in the sale of the product to avoid sanction.

According to him, DPR officials have been stationed at some of the filling stations to monitor and ensure compliance by the independent marketers as they dispense the product to the members of the public. He stressed that any marketer caught selling fuel above N145 per liter will incur the wrath of the regulating agency and the filling station shut down.

"We cannot fold our hands and watch some people sabotaging the effort of federal government to ensure availability of fuel to its citizenry. We know that product distribution is determined by marketers and our job is to strictly monitor them. But the DPR alone can't stop the illegality in oil business. That is why we often sensitise the people to also beware of marketers' sharp practices and to call our attention to it.

"The marketers too must desist from sharp practices and join hands with us and the government in general to ensure the availability of fuel and to boost the oil sector by extension. We have sealed four stations today for selling above the normal price, and we shall continue and as well expand on our sanctions if the marketers don't change from their sharp practices", he said.

Nigeria

Pirates Kidnap 12 Crew Members of Swiss Ship

Twelve crew members of a Swiss commercial ship have been taken hostage by pirates who attacked the vessel as it sailed… Read more »

See What Everyone is Watching

Copyright © 2018 This Day. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 600 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.