DPR says no fuel price hike, sanctions 158 stations

The Department of Petroleum Resources, Ibadan Field Office, has said petroleum products supply to filling stations have reached 87 per cent within its jurisdiction.

The DPR Operations Controller, Mr Oluyemi Olaonipekun, disclosed this in Ibadan on Sunday at the end of the year party organised for members of staff by the agency.

He also revealed that it sanctioned 158 filling stations and issued warnings to 277 in 2018.

Olaonipekun said the agency had worked assiduously to ensure that what happened at the end of the year 2017 would not happen again.

“The summary of our activities in 2018 include 3,822 stop checks, product availability at outlets; which was at 46 per cent in the first quarter of the year and rose to 87 per cent as of present.

“We have sanctioned 158 stations for various offences such as under dispensing of products at forecourt, non-compliance with standard operating procedures among others; we also have issued 277 stations warnings.

“Also, we have engaged stakeholders through various avenues during the year such as annual marketers meeting, presentations at seminars organised by the association of the operators and other inter-governmental agencies meetings,” he said.

The operations controller also disclosed that the year under review witnessed the migration of application processing from manual to electronic, which had yielded improved efficiency and service delivery.

 “We have ensured that the products given to Oyo and Osun states get to the forecourt because of our proactive activities in the past months.

“It is difficult for any marketer to divert products; that is why we are saying we have tried our best and we can beat our chests on that.”
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