PETROAN rejects strike, opts for dialogue on petrol price


PETROAN rejects strike, opts for dialogue on petrol price

By Emma Amaize

PETROLEUM Products Retail Outlets Owners Association of Nigeria, PETROAN, has dissociated members from the call by pressure groups in the downstream sector of the oil and gas industry to embark on strike to protest federal government’s incessant changes in the pump price of petrol.

The federal government through the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency, PPPRA, on July 1, raised the pump price of petrol to between N140.80 and N143.80 in July, one of the highest price movements in the last few months.

Speaking to journalists at Port- Harcourt, Rivers state, PETROAN president, Dr Billy Gillis-Harry, said: “We hold the opinion that only a round-table, stakeholders’ engagement between the various downstream group operators, the leadership of PPPRA, NNPC, Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, and the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, will solve the problem.

“While we are not happy, we do not think any street protest or shutting down our outlets will…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper