09 February 2018, Sweetcrude, Port Harcourt — All is now set for members of the Association of Surface Tank Oil and Gas Retailers, ASTROGRN, to commence full-scale operations in oil and gas retailing Rivers State.
A statement issued by the Rivers State Chairman of the Association, Patience Uche, assured members of the public of the group’s preparedness to achieve its corporate objectives.
Uche in the statement said the directive to commence operations was from its National Executive Committee, in compliance with the regulatory policy of the Department of Petroleum Resources.
She explained that the Association was a grassroots-based organisation mandated by law to enhance the participation of the grassroots in oil and gas retailing business.
“Association of Surface Tank Oil and Gas Retailers of Nigeria having fulfilled as provided in the Company and Allied Matters Act Cap 116 Laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria ‘Part C’ was duly registered and approved by the Federal Government to oversee the activities of the all surface tank oil and gas retailers in the country.”
The group urged all stakeholders to formally comply to the directive by registering their storage tank, business outlets with the Association.
The statement further called on all stakeholders in the oil and gas sector and regulatory agencies to support the Association in carrying out its statutory mandate.