The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) on Tuesday said that a total of 149 trucks of petrol was supplied to Abuja and its environs on Tuesday November 17.
The Head Public Relations, DPR Abuja, Mr Mohammed Saidu, said that this supply has brought the total number of PMS supplied to Abuja between Monday, November 16 and Tuesday, 17 to 294 trucks.
Saidu, who said that the measure was to ease off fuel queues at filling stations in the city, said that 145 trucks was supplied to Abuja and its environs on Monday.
While giving the breakdown of the PMS supplied on Tuesday, he explained that 99 trucks were supplied inside Abuja city with Forte Oil receiving four trucks, while Conoil received 10 trucks.
According to him, Mobil had eight trucks, as MRS was supplied with seven trucks, while NIPCO and Oando got six and 11 trucks respectively.
He stated that Total received 14 trucks, while NNPC retail was allocated 34 trucks as IPMAN had five trucks.
He said that 50 trucks were dispersed to immediate and extended environment of the capital city. The immediate environment had 32 trucks, while extended environment received 18 trucks.
The DPR Director, Mordecai Ladan, had earlier warned petroleum products marketers against engaging in sharp practices or face sanctions like licence revocation or N2 million fine.
Ladan gave the warning while speaking against the backdrop of the purported resurgence of fuel scarcity in some parts of the country.
He warned petroleum products depots and filling station owners to desist from products diversion, hoarding, pump manipulation as well as selling products above government approved prices.
He said that any petroleum products marketer who engages in the act of diversion, hoarding or under-dispensing would be prosecuted and treated like an economic saboteur.
“Marketers caught diverting or hoarding products for profiteering shall be sanctioned with a fine of N2 million in addition to having their operating license revoked and prosecuted for national economic sabotage,” he warned.
The DPR boss linked the resurgence of fuel queues in some states of the country to the nefarious activities of unscrupulous marketers who are in the habit of diversion of petroleum products to other sources apart from dispensing pumps at filling station at the appropriate price of N87 per litre.