Regulator seals 8 petrol stations in Kaduna

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Kaduna Zonal Office, on Wednesday closed down eight petrol stations in the state  for allegedly selling petrol above the official pump price of N87 and adjusting their sales machines to cheat customers.

DPThe Head of Engineering and Standards in the department, Mr Yahaya Maishera, said that the petrol stations were caught  during a routine monitoring of service stations in the state capital.

Some of the sealed petrol stations are Tonjos Service Station Kachia Road, Al-Mudeco Service station, Nnamdi Azikiwe Bye-pass, Mobil Service Station and Shema Petroluem among others.

Maishera said that the stations would remain closed until the owners pay N100,000 fine and signing an undertaking not to flout the rules of the agency.

According to him, the department will make sure that depot owners and marketers sell products at a rate that would enable the marketers sell at official pump price of N87 per litre of petrol.

The agency also announced that 100 trucks of petrol had been lifted by different independent marketers from the Kaduna refinery for onward delivery to the states within the northern region.

It further assured residents of adequate monitoring of  the distribution of the products in order to ensure they are not diverted by marketers.

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