The Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, has directed filling stations in strategic locations to operate on a 24 hour basis this Easter period and beyond.
Disclosing this in a statement yesterday by DPR Director of Petroleum resources, Mordecai Ladan, the department also ordered oil marketers to commence massive loading of the products to petrol stations across the country.
Ladan said the DPR had constituted special intelligence monitoring teams nationwide to ensure prompt delivery of petroleum products to filling stations.
He further stated that the teams would enforce government-approved price regime and ensure the right quantity and quality of products are dispensed.
He said, “The DPR, hereby, directs All depots with liftable petroleum products to truck out massively to designated filling stations as programmed while all filling stations in strategic locations shall continue to operate 24 hours during the Easter holidays.”
Ladan warned that DPR will ensure the enforcement of the N2 milion sanction against fuel depots found engaging in overpricing of petroleum products and N100,000 per dispensing pump sanction against filling stations for selling above the regulated price.