DPR seals 8 filling stations in Adamawa, Taraba

The Department of Petroleum Resources has ​sealed eight filling stations in Adamawa and Taraba ​states ​over misconduct.

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The ​o​peration​s​ ​c​ontroller in charge of Adamawa and Taraba states, Musa Akin, said in Yola that the measures were taken to control the persistent fuel scarcity in the two states.

“As part of stiff measures to control the persistent fuel scarcity 8 filling stations have been sealed off in Adamawa and Taraba states.

“The stations were sealed off after (they were) ​found selling the product above official pump price and diversion,” he said.

Mr. Akin explained that the six sealed stations were in Adamawa while two others are in Taraba.

He advised major and Independent petroleum marketers association to comply with the DPR A​ct to ensure uninterrupted supply and dispensation of the product.

“We are now receiving between 14 to 19 trucks daily,​” ​he ​said.

Mr. Akin said the daily petroleum demand of the two states was between 50 and 70 trucks.

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