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Bayelsa: DPR Seeks Public Support To Halt Fuel DIversion, Hoarding

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Posted: Apr 23, 2016 at 4:20 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)



The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) at the weekend sought the support of the public in curtailing sharp practices by dealers of petroleum products who have received products from official channels at regulated prices.

Mr Asuquo Antai, Operations Controller of DPR in Bayelsa State, said on Saturday in Yenagoa that public support would complement the efforts of DPR.

“We have increased field surveillance activities and have two teams in the field, but our staff cannot be permanently stationed at the stations on a 24-hour basis but the public can reach us and report on our complaints line.

“Members of the public are always at the stations and they should feel free to make reports on the following telephone lines and we pledge to respond promptly, 08020816961, 0811395 2167 and 08070690617,” Antai said.

The DPR also stated that petroleum product marketers in Bayelsa received a total of 962,950 litres of petrol on Wednesday and Thursday in 15 trucks, to be dispensed to the public at approved pump price of N86.50.

Antai explained that the DPR had intensified surveillance on marketers to ensure that products were not diverted or sold above approved prices.

According to the DPR, efforts had also been intensified to get more products from the Pipeline and Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC) in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, and “between Wednesday and Thursday, products supply to Bayelsa increased significantly, even though we are yet to meet the demands of the public but there is an improvement.”