DPR Seals NNPC, Forte Oil, 12 Other Petrol Stations In Lagos

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The Department of Petroleum Resources on Friday stormed
several filling stations at Ikorodu, Ibeju-Lekki and Ketu, in Lagos, shutting
down 14 stations for manipulating their dispensing pumps and over-charging
buyers, among other offences.

While all the affected stations had N87 per litre on their
pumps as the selling price, the pumps were under-dispensing Premium Motor
Spirit, also known as petrol, with almost one litre lost by buyers for every 10
litres bought.
The affected stations include Mobil at Owode bus-stop,
Ikorodu; So Super Limited (Sahara), Ogolonto, Ikorodu; General Oil Limited,
Ketu; Walesaf, Owode-Idera bus-stop, Ikorodu, and HS Petroleum at Ketu.
At Mobil, 150 litres of water were also found in 30,000
litres of PMS in one of its tanks.
Two pumps were sealed at MRS station at Alapere, Ikorodu
road.
At the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation station,
Irawo bus-stop, Ikorodu road, three of its pumps were sealed for
under-dispensing.
At Ibeju-Lekki, Kaz Oil, Lakowe; Forte Oil, Gulf road,
Lakowe; Ona Ara Oil and Gas Station; Forte Oil, Molete; Wakass, Igando-Oloja;
Forte Oil, Abule Folly Ibeju, and Forte Oil, Oribanwa were all sealed.
The Forte Oil station at Oribanwa was sealed for hoarding
24,000 litres of PMS and refusal to open pumps for testing by the DPR
officials.

Kaz Oil, whose pumps read N86.50 per litre at the time of
the visit, under-dispensed petrol by 0.8 litre for every 10 litres, thereby
making the public buy the product above N90 per litre.
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