Pump Price: DPR seals defaulting outlets in Abia Ogbonnaya Ikokwu Umuahia


Department of Petroleum Resources(DPR) on Tuesday sealed some filling station selling Premium Motor Spirit (fuel) above the official pump price.

The operation was carried out by DPR surveillance team in Umuahia the Abia state capital and Ikwuano Local G

Briefing  journalists on the outcome of the exercise Engr Emmanuel Okoro, the DPR Operations Controller, Umuahia Field Office said the agency embarked on the check to ensure that Independent markers of petroleum products were selling fuel to consumers at government approved prices.

He insisted that the Federal government has not increased the pump price of any petroleum products.

Okoro said, "We found that the Mega Stations (NNPC) were selling at N162, Major Marketers (Oando, Total, Mobil, etc) are selling at 162.5 - 163, the Independent Marketers were selling at 165-170, but we have asked them to revert to the official pump price.

"Those we found selling outrageously above the official price and who refused to comply has their outlets sealed.

"Some outlets that were sealed later contacted us saying that they were ready to revert the official pump price and we have also unsealed them, but those that do not will remain under seal until they comply".

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