Fuel Scarcity: DPR seals 97 stations in Lagos, Ogun

07 December 2015, Lagos – About 99 filling stations in Lagos and Ogun states have been sealed for various market infractions and sanctioned accordingly for taking advantage of the current fuel supply shortages.

*Fuel scarcity persists.

*Fuel scarcity persists.

Industry regulator, the Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, in a statement weekend, in Lagos, said the retail outlets violated various regulations and indicated the sanctions imposed on them, including:

Selling above government stipulated prices – N100K/ per pump; Under-dispensing of products – N100K/pump;
 Operating without licence – seal/shut down; • Diversion of products – N200/litre, and; •Hoarding – dispense to the public at no cost.

The surprise of the list is not so much in the number of those affected but more in the fact that quite a number of the major marketers’ branded outlets were caught violating DPR market regulations as shown below:

Lagos area include: 

NNPC Retail, Lagos/Abeokuta Exp. Way, Alakuko – diverted 45,000 litres of petrol from NNPC Depot Ejigbo on 9/11/15, penalised with N200/L and suspended from lifting from depot Mobil, Idimu/Ikotun Road, Ikotun – petrol under-dispensing
Mobil, Akute – petrol under-dispensing. Mobil, Isawo Road, Ikorodu – selling petrol in jerry cans at N100/L, collecting tolls of N100 per motorists/cyclists to sell at N87/L Mobil, Airport Road, Ikeja – petrol under-dispensing Conoil, Airport Road Ikeja – petrol under-dispensing
 Conoil, Opp. Hajj Camp Airport Rd Ikeja – petrol under-dispensing Conoil MM2 Local Airport Road Ikeja – petrol under-dispensing.  MRS, Jakande Road, Ijegun Alimosho – selling petrol & kerosene at N110/L, operating with DPR licence Total, Lagos/Ibadan Expressway, Old toll gate, Alausa – under-dispensing, and hoarding petrol.  Forte Oil, Ewuelere Ikorodu – selling kerosene at N110/L

The rest of the defaulters were independent outlets, who are mostly known for such malpractices:  Gods Decision, Abaranje/Ikotun Road, Alimosho – selling petrol at N100/litre


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