Fuel Scarcity: DPR Seals Six Filling Stations In Ogun For Hoarding
The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), on Saturday, sealed off six petrol stations in Ogun State, over alleged fuel hoarding.
The DPR Head of Operations, Mr Kasali Akinade,who led the surveillance team noted that all the affected petrol stations were found to have more than enough of the commodity but refused to sell it to the public.
Akinade said that the exercise became necessary after receiving the information that some filling stations were hoarding, under-dispensing and selling above the pump price.
“We are aware that some filling stations are either hoarding or selling above the pump price; as high as N180 or N200 per litre, which is against the government price policy of N145.
“When we see any filling station, either hoarding or not selling, what we do is to order them to start selling at the approved pump price,” he said.