Enugu - The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) in Enugu has sealed six fuel stations for selling petrol above the new pump price of N87 per litre.
The Corporate Services Manager of the department in Enugu, Peter Ijeh, said in Enugu on Monday that the stations on Friday sold the product at N100 as against the N87 per a liter approved by the Federal Government.
"These filling stations will remain closed for 90 days and pay a fine of N100 000 for failure to comply with the directive.
"This will serve as a warning and a deterrent to all those that are still selling above the approved price.
"They had better reduce the price to the official pump price and ensure that their meters are not tampered with to short-change the consumers,’’ he said.
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A NAN correspondent who monitored the compliance rate in Enugu reports that all the filling stations visited sold the product at the approved price of N87.
Reacting to the development, the Vice Chairman of Tricycle Riders Association in the coal city, Elias Igwe, commended the department for enforcing the sale of petrol at the approved rate, adding that the marketers had remained adamant over the issue.
He expressed happiness with the Federal Government for the reduction, saying it would reduce the amount they spent on petrol.