The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Kaduna Zonal Office, has sealed eight Petrol stations in the state capital and environs for selling petrol above the 87 Naira official pump price and adjusting their sales machines to cheat customers.
The department’s Head of Engineering and Standards, Engineer Yahaya Maishera on Wednesday, said the petrol stations were caught during a routine monitoring of service stations within the state capital.
Some of the sealed petrol stations are Tonsjos Service Station Kachia Road, Al-Mudeco Service station, Nnamdi Azikiwe Bye-pass, Mobil Service Station and Shema Petroluem among others.
The agency said they would remain closed, in addition to the owners paying N100, 000 fine and signing an undertaking not to flout the rules of the agency.
According to Engineer Maishera, DPR has put measures in place to make sure that depot owners and marketers sell products at a rate that would enable the marketers sell at official pump price of 87 Naira per litre of petrol.
The agency also announced that 100 trucks of petrol had been lifted by different independent marketers from the Kaduna refinery for onward delivery to the states within the northern region.
It further assured residents of adequate monitoring of the distribution of the products in order to ensure they are not diverted by marketers.