DPR close 12 violating fuel stations in Borno state


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The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) on Monday said it sealed 12 erring fuel dispensing stations in Borno for various offences.

Its North-East Coordinator, Alhaji Idris Zoaka, made the disclosure in an interview with newsmen in Maiduguri.

Zoaka said that the stations were found to be engaging in hoarding, diversion and over pricing of products.

He explained that the erring stations were sealed in the past one week, adding that they were also fined in accordance with laws governing operations.

He added that “the measure was necessary to end scarcity and enhance availability of petroleum products in the state.

“We make sure that the stations dispensed fuel to consumers but must pay the fine before they could resume operation.”

Zoaka said the department was working in collaboration with Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) to…

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