Lagos - The Department of Petroleum
Department (DPR) might have commenced investigation on erring petroleum products
marketers following the subsisting national energy crisis and its effects on
A source close to DPR management told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos
that the orgnisation was only being proactive in the face of the national
The source said that DPR was aware of the illegal activities of petroleum
marketers, especially the sale of products above government approved price.
He said that the department was currently investigating the source of higher
pricing of products, especially the depots with a view of getting the actual
price of loading of various products.
“We have received information on petrol stations selling above the pump price
of N87 per litre but we do not want to commence the sealing of stations without
getting the actual price from the depots.
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“We do not want to add to the problem of scarcity by sealing up the petrol
station at this period.
“If you go around, you will see Nigerians carrying jerry cans looking for the
“If we start to seal petrol station without confirming the loading price from
depots, we are also punishing the people as well as the marketers.
“We have commenced investigation on the loading price from the depots, when we
are through with depot then we will start to work on the petrol stations
selling above the price.
“All the same, we have continued to warn those selling above the selling
government approved price to desist from the action.
“Any of the station caught selling above the approved price will have its
license revoked and the stations will be sealed,” he said.