DPR CLOSES 45 ILLEGAL FILLING STATIONS USED IN SMUGGLING PETROL OUT OF THE COUNTRY IN ADAMAWA

The Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR has uncovered 45 illegal petrol stations in Adamawa State used for smuggling of petrol products to neighboring countries. The DPR Controller in charge of the state, Alhaji Ibrahim A. Ciroma, made the disclosure yesterday in Yola, the state capital, during a tour to checkmate the activities of petroleum marketers in the state. He said the reason for the tour was to curtail the large influx of petroleum products demanded by major marketers who are aiding the illegal stations to smuggle petrol products to neighboring…

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DPR SPEAKS ON PLANS TO INCREASE PETROL PRICE

Mr Antai Asuquo, the Operations Controller of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Warri Zonal Office, has said that the Federal Government had no plan to increase the pump price of petrol. Asuquo made this disclosure to newsmen on Tuesday on a sideline during the celebration of the “World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development” held simultaneously in all the DPR offices in the country. The annual event with the theme,” Exploring Nigeria’s Diversity and Rich Cultural Heritage” was organised by the DPR. The controller urged Nigerians to…

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DPR DISAGREES WITH SENATE OVER OIL PRODUCING STATUS FOR ENUGU, ANAMBRA, KOGI STATES

gas flaring Members of the Senate Committee on Petroleum (Upstream) yesterday disagreed with the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) over the exclusion of Anambra, Enugu and Kogi states from the category of oil-producing states. DPR, in a letter to the Senate, stated that the three states could only be declared oil-bearing states, if the oil firm in the area, Orient Oil, scales up its operations from oil prospecting to oil mining lease (OML). It insisted that Anambra, Kogi and Enugu could not be categorised as oil-producing states because they had…

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PUMP PRICE OF PETROL NOW 160NAIRA AND ABOVE IN BAYELSA, DPR HELPLESS

Irked by the sudden increase in the price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) from N145 to N160 per litre and above in the Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has vowed to shut down erring marketers. Arising from a meeting with independent and major marketers in the state, on Tuesday, DPR’s Head of Operations, Ibinabo Jack, warned that the abrupt increase in price was not justifiable, as it was not approved by any regulatory body. Bayelsans woke up last week to see that the pump…

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