Connect with us

Oil & Gas

DPR assures products availability during Yuletide



DPR assures products availability during Yuletide

The Department of Petroleum Resource (DPR) has assured Nigerians of adequate supply of products across the country before, during and after the yuletide season.

Acting Director of Operations, Abuja Zonal Office, Alhaji Idris Mohammed, disclosed this in an interview with Nigeria News Agency in Abuja on Sunday.

“You can be rest assured that we cannot encounter the problem of scarcity during the yuletide season.

“The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), the major supplier of the products, is on top of it and DPR as the regulator is equally monitoring distribution of these products.

“We monitoring as we do before and we are sure that marketers are working because what causes scarcity most time is the shortage of supply.

“And as you know, with the closure of the border, the smuggling is not there again and we have enough products, the marketers are selling. So, we don’t envisage any scarcity at any point ahead of the celebration for Christmas and New year,’’ he said.

Commenting on accuracy of pumps for dispensing petroleum products, he said that the DPR had been going round to ensure that filling stations in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) does not short change motorists.

He said that with the introduction of the digital Seraphin measurement, any operator found wanting would be sanctioned according to the rules.

“Our concern is to make sure that marketers did not shortchange anybody, what we want is accuracy. If it is two litres, let it be two litres.

“But I can tell you that in Abuja, most of the filling stations are dispensing accurately, may be because we are always checking on them, but you cannot rule out some miscreants but we always clamp down on them.

He advised motorists to be watchful and attentive when buying products at petrol stations, adding that “sometimes motorists are being cheated when they are in a hurry’’.

On regularisation of registration by illegal operators of filling stations and Gas plants around the FCT, he said that the DPR and other relevant agencies were working together to get them do the right thing.

He said that those apprehended during the clampdown exercise were under the custody of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corp (NSCDC) for prosecution.

He said that DPR before embarking on any clampdown on illegal petrol stations or gas plant, sensitizes the public so that those involved would have time to do the right thing.

“The NSCDC is on it, the last time we met, they informed us that a good number of those illegal operators apprehended have been charged to court.

“As you know, we don’t have the legal right to arrest anybody, we only stop you if you are not legally operating,’’ he said

He advised all illegal sellers of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), known as cooking gas and petrol station in the FCT and its environ to get their  business properly registered with the DPR.

Edited & Vetted By: Ismail Abdulaziz

Edith Ikeeboh: is a graduate and a professionally trained journalist, with experience in national news reporting/editing and verification at the News Agency of Nigeria. NNN is a Nigerian online news portal that publishes breaking news in Nigeria, and across the world. Our journalists are honest, fair, accurate, thorough and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting news in the best interest of the public, because truth is the cornerstone of journalism and they strive diligently to ascertain the truth in every news report. Contact: editor[at]

Shea: Association pledges to involve traditional leaders in project nationwide  Macron to host Merkel at Mediterranean summer residence NASFAT Chief Missioner urges Nigerians to coexist harmoniously for peace, development Families of Beirut blast victims push for international probe N/Korean leader, Kim Jong Un, appoints new prime minister Man remanded for alleged culpable homicide Lebanon alone must decide its own future, says Iran foreign minister Ipas harps on domestication of international, regional instruments that promote women’s reproductive health Katsina SEMA records 1,727 flood victims in Baure Dozens missing as landslides kill 9 in Nepal   Mechanic docked over alleged motorcycle theft UK says it has no choice but to quarantine French arrivals New protests in Belarus as EU sanctions loom Military air raid knocks out ISWAP camp, kills several terrorists in Borno Pompeo discusses 5G on Austrian leg of Europe tour Arsenal signs Brazil winger, Willian on a 3-year contract Eurozone economy contraction confirmed at 12.1% in Q2 EU Commission chief supports sanctions on Belarus NGOs donate food items to widows, vulnerable in FCT community Poland braces for influx from Belarus after crackdown Censors board seizes, destroys illicit films worth N3.5bn in 3 years – DG Iran denies seizure of Venezuela-bound gasoline tanker by United States Delta SUBEB chairman urges contractors to deliver classrooms projects within 90 days FG moves to prevent job losses in Aviation sector German FM congratulates Israel on ‘historic’ mending of UAE ties Vietnam registers to buy Russian COVID-19 vaccine India’s COVID-19 death toll now world’s 4th highest Google stops responding directly to data requests from Hong Kong government SUBEB chairman urges Taraba teachers to be patient with Govt on allowances Go back to work or be sacked, Ebonyi Government tells striking judiciary workers Financial experts call for deployment of more ATMs in Nigeria Turkey says history will not forgive UAE for Israel deal Auckland lockdown to remain as number of new virus cases rises Creative industry group launches health, life insurance packages for members Austria’s foreign minister joins call for sanctions against Belarus Customs officer, one other killed in clash with Saki indigenes in Oyo Unknown gunmen kill Bauchi assembly member COVID-19: Enugu State records 7 new cases, total hits 976 Nigeria reports 373 fresh cases of COVID-19 infection Britain to add France and Netherlands to travel quarantine list Iranian fuel transferred to other ships for voyage to United States  – Source Mosque reopening: EKiti Muslims to bring private praying mats, ablution kettles Oil prices rise, head for weekly gain amid cautious hopes for fuel demand recovery U.S visa ban: Nigeria has substantially met demands, says FG Committee United States agency warns against toxic hand sanitisers Andreescu will not defend United States Open title Serena beats Venus to reach Lexington quarter-finals Gov. Umahi rejects Ebonyi’s transfer to Police Zone 13 Division UN Chief welcomes Israel, UAE peace agreement Caretaker committee promises better times for Anambra football stakeholders, unveils new FA secretariat