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Regulatory Authority Seals Six Petrol Outlets In Delta



By Peters Monday

The Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority, Warri Zonal Office has six petrol retail outlets and an illegal gas refilling plant in Uvwie and Udu Local Government Areas of the State on Tuesday.

Mr Goziem Chukwurah, the NMDPRA Head of Operations in the Warri office, led a surveillance team of the regulatory authority to seal the erring stations over offences bordering on under-dispensing and lack of operational licenses, among others.

The sealed petrol outlets included Bwede filling station, Pius A. Idoghor Oil and Gas, Eshegbe Oil, Fetega Oil, and Sole Energy Enterprise, all in Orhuwhorun town, Udu LGA.

Others comprised Falcon Bay Oil at PTI Junction and another Falcon Bay Oil located along DSC Expressway, both in Uvwie LGA.

The head of NMDPRA operations, while addressing journalists at the end of the surveillance exercise, on behalf of the regulatory agencies of Delta State, Engr. Victor Ohwodiasa noted that one of the mandates of the regulatory agency was to ensure that the masses were not shortchanged by the marketers.

“The purpose of this exercise is to ensure that consumers get value for their money. One of our mandates is that one litre should be one litre.

“Most of the petrol stations we visited were selling without operational licenses, we had to shut down the stations and invite the owners to our office.

“We sealed six petrol retail outlets and an illegal gas plant for various offences ranging from lack of operational licenses and under-dispensing of petroleum products to the consumers.”