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DPR shuts down six fuel stations in Ilorin, fines them N2m for dispensing into jerry-cans

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The Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, on Thursday sealed up six fuel stations in Ilorin, the Kwara State, and slamming N2 million fine on each of the six fuel stations. They are also not to operate in the next two months.

Speaking with newsmen in Ilorin, the Operations Controller of DPR, Mr. Salvation Philips, said no fuel station should dispense into jerry cans until the ongoing shortage is normalized.

Philips also said that any fuel station that contravenes the rule would be sanctioned accordingly.

According to him, the fuel stations were sanctioned for allegedly violating various regulations under the downstream petroleum sector.

The Controller also specifically announced the immediate suspension of operations and a fine of N2 million on Super Moon Nigeria Limited along Ajase-Ipo road, Ilorin for over-inflating of pump price and threatening of the lives of DPR officials.

Also fined for two million naira was NIPCO Filling Station, along Ajase-ipo for under-delivering where the DPR boss directed the station’s management to re-adjust their pumping machines to standard before dispensing the remaining fuel.

Other fuel stations fined for various violations are Yemsonat at new Yidi road, Alkad at Western Reservoir road, Rockfield at Fate Road and Sollant fuel station at Ita-Nma .

Philip said the DPR was monitoring all depots across the country to ensure that marketers comply with appropriate principles.

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