Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR)– Jalingo on Wednesday sealed twelve (12 ) petrol stations for selling petroleum products above the Federal Government’s approved official price of N145 per litre.
This was revealed during a surveillance exercise led by the Operations Controller, Mr Jeremiah Masahat. Some facilities were sealed due to product diversion and others for incompliance with approved safety measures. Four (4) stations were sealed in Jalingo, the state capital, six (6) sealed in Wukari town, and two (2) in Gassol local government area. Some stations were compliant which is commendable.
By this surveillance exercise the general public is being reassured that DPR will leave no stone unturned to ensure that marketers do not short-change the citizens in Taraba.
In the same vein: The Department of Petroleum Resources says it is working with the liquefied gas retailers to realize the federal government’s plans to encourage the use of gas for cooking in the rural areas.
The Zonal Operations Controller of the DPR Port Harcourt Office, Bassey Ikanga’a said this while briefing journalists shortly after surveillance to Gas, Refilling plants in Port Harcourt.
The DPR boss, Bassey Ikanga explained that the federal government will use the category Dee gas retailers to penetrate the rural areas to encourage rural dwellers to embrace the plan.
“Gas is deregulated, but I tell you if you compare gas with any other source of domestic energy, gas is the cheapest and government is doing everything possible to bring down the price of gas and make sure that it is affordable for every Nigerian, including or especially those in the rural communities”, he said.
The Zonal Operations Controller of the DPR Port Harcourt Office, Bassey Ikanga’a said the federal government is also putting measures in place to make the cost of cooking gas affordable to the people to encourage its use.
Rhythm News Correspondent Precious Ahiakwo reports that the DPR surveillance sealed four Gas Plants, Forte Oil gas plant, Sun Gas Plant, Timi gas plant and Kayzavia gas plant for operating illegally without a license.