DPR seals 15 filling stations in Ibadan

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has sealed 15 filling stations in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital.

The Ibadan controller of DPR, Olayemi Olanipekun who led the daily monitoring teams to ensure compliance told Channels Television that some major marketers whose filling stations were sealed were found to be selling above pump price against government regulations.

But the independent marketers continue to sell between N170 to N200 across the state.

The chairman, Independent Marketers Association Ibadan depot, Raheem Rasak said that the price disparity shows no sign of disappearing anytime soon because of gross shortages in supply and they end up buying from the various farms in Lagos.

He said in the last three days, the highest number of trucks given to independent marketers is about 14 to be shared among more than 3,000 filling stations.


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