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Fuel Scarcity: DPR seals 97 stations in Lagos, Ogun

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* Fines erring stations N100k and above

By Clara Nwachukwu

ABOUT 99 filling stations in Lagos and Ogun states have been sealed for various market infractions and sanctioned accordingly for taking advantage of the current fuel supply shortages.

File photo: DPR official sealing a fuel station

Industry regulator, the Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, in a statement weekend, in Lagos, said the retail outlets violated various regulations and indicated the sanctions imposed on them, including:

Selling above government stipulated prices – N100K/ per pump; Under-dispensing of products – N100K/pump;
 Operating without licence – seal/shut down; • Diversion of products – N200/litre, and; •Hoarding – dispense to the public at no cost.

The surprise of the list is not so much in the number of those affected but more in the fact that quite a number of the major marketers’ branded outlets were caught violating DPR market regulations as shown below:

Lagos area include: 

NNPC Retail, Lagos/Abeokuta Exp. Way, Alakuko – diverted 45,000 litres of petrol from NNPC Depot Ejigbo on 9/11/15, penalised with N200/L and suspended from lifting from depot Mobil, Idimu/Ikotun Road, Ikotun – petrol under-dispensing
Mobil, Akute – petrol under-dispensing. Mobil, Isawo Road, Ikorodu – selling petrol in jerry cans at N100/L, collecting tolls of N100 per motorists/cyclists to sell at N87/L Mobil, Airport Road, Ikeja – petrol under-dispensing Conoil, Airport Road Ikeja – petrol under-dispensing
 Conoil, Opp. Hajj Camp Airport Rd Ikeja – petrol under-dispensing Conoil MM2 Local Airport Road Ikeja – petrol under-dispensing.  MRS, Jakande Road, Ijegun Alimosho – selling petrol & kerosene at N110/L, operating with DPR licence Total, Lagos/Ibadan Expressway, Old toll gate, Alausa – under-dispensing, and hoarding petrol.  Forte Oil, Ewuelere Ikorodu – selling kerosene at N110/L

The rest of the defaulters were independent outlets, who are mostly known for such malpractices:  Gods Decision, Abaranje/Ikotun Road, Alimosho – selling petrol at N100/litre

Lado Oil, Ejigbo/Ikotun Rroad, Egbe – petrol under dispensing Ladiji, Ejigbo/Ikotun Road, Egbe – selling kerosene at N100/L. Carol & Asma’u Oil, Lagos/Badagry Exp. Way – diesel under-dispensing, no lience, removal of DPR seal
Olaoluwanishola, Igbogbo, Bayeku Road, Ikorodu – selling kerosene at N130/L. Be Happy, Ijede Road, Itamaga Ikorodu – petrol under-dispensing MUKKY, 50, Ikotun/Ijegun Road, Alimosho – selling petrol at N100/L, kerosene at N105/L

Ogun State

There were more incidences of products diversion in the Ogun area than in Lagos as shown below: Adeyanju, Sango-Ota – diverted 33,000 liters of petrol from PPMC Mosimi on 18/11/15 Mofab, Sango/Ijoko Road, Sango Ota, Ado Odo/Ota – diverted 33,000 litres of petrol from PPMC Mosimi on 18/11/15 Ademayor Eyenla J4 – diverted 33,000 litres of petrol from PPMC Mosimi on 18/11/15
Johntomme, Ipokia – diverted 33,000 litres of petrol from PPMC Mosimi on 18/11/15
Hope Okerinja – diverted 33,000 litres of petrol from PPMC Mosimi on 18/11/15. All of the above stations were surcharged with N200/L and suspended from lifting from depot. Other offenders include:
MRS Agbado Ijoko Road – hoarding and under-dispensing petrol. MRS Km 4, Itamope Ijebu Ode Road – hoarding and selling kerosene at N100/L.  Unicorn Oil, Alagbado Ota/Ifo – selling kerosene at N100/L. JF Investment Orudu Adeyan Agbado Road – selling petrol at N100/L.

According to the DPR, all of these offences in Lagos and Ogun states were committed last month, adding that almost all had paid their fines and their stations had since been unsealed.


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