Eleven filling stations have been sealed by the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) across the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) for under dispensing, over pricing of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) also known Petrol and for not taking proper safety precautions.
Addressing newsmen after the filling stations were sealed on Wednesday March 17, DPR Zonal Operations Controller in Abuja, Mr Abubakar Buba said they will be intensifying surveillance and will come after any station that is found wanting in any of operations infractions.
Buba who added that they never encountered any hoarding issue, urged filling stations to ensure that manholes were properly covered after every stocktaking to avoid water ingress.
“We sanctioned about eight stations yesterday and three others today because of over pricing and under dispensing of products.
“So far so good, there are no queues, we did not find any station hoarding but we discovered few infractions which we have noted down and they are going to pay the appropriate fine.”