DPR React As Fuel Queues Resurface, Warns Marketers Over Hike


    The Department of Petroleum Resources
    (DPR) on Tuesday said that it will not hesitate
    to apply appropriate sanctions on marketers
    in their outlets.
    engaged in hoarding of petroleum products

    Mr Sarki Auwalu, Director, DPR, gave the
    warning in a statement issued on Tuesday in

    Auwalu said the warning was necessitated
    by the emergence of queues in retail outlets
    in some states of the federation.

    News Desk gathered that Petrol black
    marketers on Monday resurfaced in major
    highways in the Federal Capital Territory
    (FCT), Abuja.

    On the Kubwa expressway, many petrol
    stations such as Gegu Oil, AA Rano, Shema
    and NNPC petrol stations had long queues
    with people selling fuel outside the stations.

    However, Auwalu maintained that from
    available records, there is product sufficiency
    in the country and there was no need for
    hoarding by any marketer.

    The DPR will not hesitate to apply
    appropriate sanctions on any outlet found
    wanting in this regard.

    “The regulatory agency has set up a special
    taskforce to intensify surveillance and
    monitoring of all retail outlets and depots
    nationwide to check the anomaly,” he

    He, therefore, advised the general public
    against panic buying.

    Auwalu assured them that the DPR would
    continue to provide its regulatory focus of
    quality, quantity, integrity and safety for the
    effective operations of the downstream

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