Fuel diversion: DPR vows to sanction defaulters

Mkpoikana Udoma 05 May 2016, Sweetcrude, Port Harcourt – The Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, says it has heightened monitoring efforts with an aim of arresting those hoarding and diverting petroleum products.
DPRAccording the DPR, this is imperative as the diversion of petroleum products has remained a hindrance to efforts at ending the current petrol scarcity in the country.
The Head, Downstream at the DPR, Port Harcourt Zone, Mr. Patrick Emordi, told newsmen that the DPR has intercepted a truck in Rivers State and enforced the sale of the product to the public.
Emordi explained that the agency intercepted the truck along the Choba axis of the state on its way to a neighbouring state.
He reiterated that the DPR would punish any truck driver caught diverting products.
“Anyone caught in the act will face the full weight of the law and be made to pay the fine of N200 for every litre. That comes to over six million Naira per truck of 33, 000 litres of petrol,” Emordi said.
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