Nigeria: DPR To Close Unregistered Fuel Service Stations Of Akwa Ibom

The warning comes in the wake of many fuel service stations failing to renew their expired licenses


Fuel service stations operating in the state without registering with the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) could be shut down, warned the Eket Office of DPR. It has come to the notice of the department that operators of some stations whose license had expired had failed to renew them.

Dr Joseph Frank-Briggs, Operations Controller said, “Any fuel service station that does not renew its license by the end of August will pay the sum of N250,000 before the operator is allowed to operate or be shut down. To prevent any embarrassment, Independent Petroleum Marketers of Nigeria (IPMAN) members should display their renewed licenses in their fuel service stations.”

He also added that any fuel service station under-dispensing fuel products should be prepared to face the wrath of the law.

With regard to the kerosene issue, the department has decided to partner with IPMAN members to reduce adulterated fuel products to the barest minimum. Dishonest elements in the society would not be allowed to contaminate kerosene that will affect the lives of the people. There had been incessant kerosene explosions in the state which has severely marred many families. The department has decided to extend its investigations to surface tank operators in the region. Source: The Nation PWKD31072017

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