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Kerosene: DPR to sanction defaulting filling stations

Abuja – The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has warned retail outlets of kerosene in the country to sell the product at the government approved price or face sanctions.

DPR’s Head of Downstream Sector, Abuja Zone Mr. Kollomi Yerima, said this in Abuja after inspecting some filling stations on Tuesday.

He said the department was going to position some of its staff to monitor activities at the stations.

“We insist that any filling station that has the kerosene product must sell at government’s approved price of N50.

“This is because the federal government has made it clear that the product has been subsidised,” Yerima said.

He said the difference in the pricing of the products can be linked to some of the marketers who are hoarding the product from the public.

“We have noticed that the NNPC mega filling station is selling at N50 but the product is not enough to be sold to those who want it.

“On the other hand, there are these other filling stations who have enough kerosene, yet they have no buyers because of the price tag,’’ the DPR official said.

The DPR had forced some of the filling stations which are with the product to sell at the official rate of N50 per litre.(NAN)


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