By Ambrose Ologide
There appeared to be an improvement in supply of fuel to filling stations in Uvwie and Warri South Local Government areas as most filling stations monitored by our correspondent were selling the product with short queues at as the time of filing this report.
However, a survey indicated that inspite of the improvement of supply of fuel, most filling stations still sold as #195 per litre.
An oil tanker was seen discharging the product in a particular filling station in the Warri Garage area at about 4:30 pm but a litre of fuel was still sold at #195 at the said filling station.
Most consumers who spoke to our correspondent on the issue were not happy about it.
Some respondents complained that even at the cost #195 per litre, pumps were adjusted at the detriment of consumers by shylock owners of filling stations
A young man showed a thousand-naira worth of fuel he bought from a filling station to our correspondent as he expressed disappointment over the high level of exploitation of owners against consumers.
The man who identified himself as Alex Okiosa called on authorities of DPR to save consumers from the hands of shylock owners of filling stations in Warri
Commenting on the alleged issue of exploitation by some owners of filling stations in Uvwie and Warri South Local Government areas, a commercial tricycle (keke) rider, Felix Akpan stated that under the present situation, it is advisable to buy the product from black marketers at the price of #250 per litre.
A popular public analyst, Chief Akpojotor Adjarho, who is a member of Urhobo Peoples Integrity Organisation (UPIO) while commenting on the issue, took a swipe at officials of DPR as he accused them of keeping mute unjustly on the matter.
He however was full of praises for owner of a filling station along Cemetery Road, Warri for selling at #165 per litre at as the time of the media chat.