Tag Archives: Department of Petroleum Resources

DPR seals petrol station in Bayelsa for selling above official price

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Yenagoa, on Friday sealed a filling station, Sombaz Oil, located in Akenfa, along Yenagoa-Mbiama Expressway in Bayelsa, for dispensing petrol above the government approved price of N145 per litre. The operational controller of DPR, Yenagoa, Mrs Ejiro Ufondu, who led a team on inspection, also forced some other filling stations to sell to customers ...

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Fuel scarcity: DPR seals 3 more filling stations

The Kano/Jigawa operations unit of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has sealed three more filling stations in Jigawa State, for selling above the official pump price of N145. The stations were also sealed for hoarding and outright diversion of the product. This is in addition to the 96 filling stations that were sealed between December and mid-February, as announced ...

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Fuel diversion: DPR monitors three marketers in Anambra

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) is closely monitoring three filling stations in Awka, Anambra, on suspicion of diverting petroleum products allocated to them. Ahmed Gwaram, the Controller of Operations, Enugu office of DPR in-charge of Anambra, Ebonyi and Enugu states, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Awka, on Thursday. He, however, did ...

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DPR probes alleged diversion of 40,000 litres of fuel meant for Gombe

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR),North-West Zonal office, Kaduna, says it is investigating alleged diversion of 40,000 litres of fuel meant for Gombe. The Head, Down Stream, of the Zonal Office, Yahaya Maishera, said this while releasing the fuel at the NNPC Mega Station on Saturday in Mando, Kaduna. Maishera said the fuel that was loaded in an unidentified Tanker ...

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DPR fines marketers N2.5bn for diverting over 9m litres of petrol

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has fined 20 marketers about N2.48 billion for diverting nine million litres of petrol. DPR’s Director, Mordecai Ladan said this on the sidelines of a meeting of Zonal Controllers from 28 states and heads of division in Abuja. DPR’s Head of Public Affairs Unit, Saidu Bulama, who spoke to journalists, on behalf of Ladan, ...

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DPR seals four filling stations in Anambra for suspected diversion

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has sealed four filling stations in Anambra State for alleged diversion of fuel. The operators of two other outlets were reprimanded for selling the product above the recommended pump price of N145, while DPR officials forced five other stations to sell at the normal price. The affected filling stations are located in Ogbunike, Onitsha, ...

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Explorationists advocate change in regulations for oil, gas operations

Explorationists, under the aegis of the Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE), have advocated a new paradigm in oil and gas operations in order to align with current trends of technology in the industry. The Association said, during its January edition of the Monthly Technical Meeting in Lagos, that the business of exploration had evolved, hence changes in the current ...

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DPR seals 10 fuel stations in Borno

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) on Wednesday said that it ha sealed 10 erring filling stations in Borno for various offences.  Bala Musa, its Deputy Co-ordinator in the North-East, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri. Musa said that that the stations had been sanctioned since the past three weeks for dispensing petrol above the ...

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FG, States, LGAs share N655.2bn for January

The Federal, States and Local governments have shared N655.177 billion, being revenue generated in December 2017 and shared in January 2018.  The breakdown showed that the total amount shared included N540.446 billion gross statutory revenue received for the month, which was lower than the N549.533 billion shared in the previous month by N9.089 billion. Another sum of N83.963 billion was ...

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