Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, has sealed up six erring filling stations within Ilorin, the Kwara State capital for violating various regulations under the downstream petroleum sector and fined them two million each.
Our correspondent also gathered that all the affected filling stations were suspended from operations for two months.
The Operations Controller of DPR in Kwara State, Mr. Salvation Philips, who led inspection visits to some filling stations within Ilorin announced the immediate suspension of operations and payment of two million naira fine on Super Moon Nigeria Limited along Ajase-Ipo road for over-pricing of pump price and threatening the lives of some DPR officials.
According to him, “the station was reported to be overpricing which made the Agency to intervene but after the intervention, the station’s officials reverted to overpricing and threatened the lives of some DPR officials with touts.”
In his reaction, the Deputy Director of the Filling station, Mr. David Micheal, who debunked the allegation of threatening the lives of DPR officials admitted that some customers disrupted the activities of the DPR officials in the station.
Also fined of two million naira was NIPCO Filling Station, along Ajase-ipo for under-delivering where the DPR boss directed the filling station’s management to re-adjust its pumping machines to normal before dispensing the remaining fuel.
Others affected filling stations are Yemsonat Filling station, New Yidi Road, Alkad Filling station, Western Reservoir road, Rockfield Filling station, Fate Road and Sollant Filling station, Ita-Amo which was fined for diverting twenty-two thousand litres of kerosene.
Mr. Philip further told journalists that all acts of hoarding petroleum products and diversion would attract the fines of two million naira and two months suspension while failure to comply would lead to the withdrawal of licenses of the affected filling stations.

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