DPR Shuts Down Four Filling Stations In Port Harcourt

Channels Television  
Updated August 27, 2019


The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has shut down four filling stations in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.

According to the agency, the filling stations violated the operational guidelines handed down to marketers to desist from fraudulent practices against the public and motorists.

Zonal Operational Director of DPR, Mr Bassey Nkanga, disclosed this during an interview with journalists in the state, shortly after a surveillance visit to 38 filing station.

He further explained that two of the filling stations were shut down for under dispensing, one for obstruction and the other, for operating without a valid licence.

According to him, the four stations will be fined and those guilty of under dispensing would be made to pay a sum of N100,000 to the Federal Government.

He also assured Nigerians that the exercise is a continuous process until all markets comply with the laid down rules and regulations.

The DPR boss stressed that the agency will not tolerate any form of non-compliance and any attempt to cheat unsuspecting members of the public.