DPR seals 15 filling stations, 2 gas plants in Osun
From Fisayo Akinduro, Osogbo
The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) on Thursday sealed 15 filling stations and two gas plants for non compliance with global best practices.
Mr Ademola Makinde, DPR’s Operations Controller in Osogbo, disclosed this while speaking with newsmen after the department’s routine surveillance of filling and gas plants in the state.
Makinde said the exercise was part of the core mandate of DPR to ensure that the people were not shortchanged by petroleum marketers.
He said the exercise would also help check product hoarding and diversion while enforcing sale at the approved pump prices.
Makinde, who noted that 29 filling stations were visited during the exercise, said the sealed filling and gas stations were under dispensing and operating without a valid licence.
“Today, we visited 29 filling stations; while 15 were sealed for under dispensing and operating without a valid licence, seven were not in use.”
Makinde assured that the ongoing exercise would be sustained to ensure all facilities were monitored in the interest of the general public.