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.
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