DPR seals two filling stations in Jos over diversion

Fuel-dispencer05 March 2014, Jos –  The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) on Tuesday sealed two filling stations in Jos, Plateau, for diversion of products.

Shehu Yusuf, Head, Retails, Outlets and Marketing of the department of DPR, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Jos.

He said the two stations were NIPCO at Bauchi Ring Road and E. O. Eze and Brothers in Rukuba.

Yusuf said that the premises were sealed as deterrent to other marketers indulging in the act and to save motorists the agony of sourcing for petrol.

Yusuf said that 19 articulated vehicles loaded with petrol were dispatched to the Plateau on Tuesday.

Of these, he said, six trucks were for Bauchi and Nasarawa States, while the rest were to discharge in Plateau.

He said that the current situation would be ameliorated by steady supply of the product to the state.

According to him five of the trucks are allocated to the NNPC mega station and its affiliate stations in Jos.

He said that the department was working hard to ensure that the fuel supply situation was normalised in the state.

NAN reports that petrol scarcity which started two weeks ago in Jos had yet to ease.

This has led to queues at the NNPC mega station along the Murtala Mohammed Road in Jos which often caused traffic gridlock on the highway.

NAN also reports that some stations own by the Independent Marketers were yet to sell the product while others sold at black-market price of between N120 and N130 per litre.

Meanwhile, hawkers, popularly called black marketers, are recording a boom in business following the scarcity


– Daily Trust

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