Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length

Timirexity Billboard

DPR Seals Seven Fuel Stations In Taraba.

Online Timi

  • Gender: Male
DPR Seals Seven Fuel Stations In Taraba.
« on: November 07, 2019, 11:06:10 PM »
   The Department of Petroleum Resources
(DPR) has sealed seven fuel stations in
Taraba State for various infractions.
DPR’s Operational Field Controller at the
department’s Jalingo Office, Mr Jeremiah
Mashat, led a team of officials on a routine
inspection of fuel stations in the northern
zone of the state on Thursday.
The operation was conducted in collaboration
with the Oil and Gas Unit of the Nigeria
Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC),
Taraba State Command.
Mashat explained that the erring stations
were sealed for various offences such as
excess dispensing among others.
He, however, commended oil marketers in
Taraba for the high level of compliance to set
standards in the sector.

   According to the DPR official, the general
level of compliance from the fuel stations
visited is commendable as most meters are
in good condition and safety measures are
sufficiently put in place.
He insisted that infractions would be properly
sanctioned to serve as a deterrent to others
and urged operators to imbibe best practices
as well as ensure customers get value for
their money and were not short-changed.
“For two days now, we have visited a number
of fuel stations, especially in the northern
zone of the state.
“We sealed a total of seven stations for
various infractions that will be sanctioned
appropriately. But I must say that the level of
compliance is quite commendable. I will put it
at 90 per cent and it is a great improvement
from our last outing,” Mashat said.
He added, “Let me use this opportunity to
urge operators to imbibe the best practices to
avoid having issues.
“It is unfortunate that some operators desert
their stations once they see our vehicles
coming. This is a serious offence and is
completely needless.”
The DPR official gave assurance that
residents do not need to panic as there was
enough supply of petroleum product to take
care of the extra demand in the yuletide
Mr Salisu Bappa, who led NSCDC operatives,
described the operation as a huge success
and assured residents that the unit would
continue to complement the efforts of the
He also said they would bring sanity into the
oil and gas sector and ensure that operators
do not indulge in sharp practices aimed at
short-changing the consumers.


Share this topic...
In a forum
In a site/blog