Fuel stations in Akwa Ibom State that violate the seal order of the Department of Petroleum Resources would be suspended from loading the product at the depot.
This is the position of the Controller Operations of DPR in the state, Mr Tamunoiminabo Kingsley-Sundaye, Eket Field office, after revealing that eight stations will be sanctioned for violating the agency’s seal order.
Speaking yesterday in Uyo, Kingsley-Sundaye said when DPR’s surveillance team visited the fuel stations that were earlier sealed to find out the level of compliance, eight of them were found to be selling fuel with DPR seal.
He listed the fuel stations to include ABC filling station, Oil Link Lubrication Limited, UdyChris filling station, Tonimas filling station, Sannil filling station, First Indices filling station, Nickgloson filling station and Spicy filling station, located at Ikot Ekpene road in Uyo, Abak road in Uyo and Aka Itiam in Uyo local government area.
Stating that the department seized 50 litres of petrol and 100 jerry cans from peddlers who sold fuel opposite NNPC, a major marketer in Uyo, the controller operations lamented that some marketers were disrespectful to the price regime of the Federal Government.
He said the offenders would face the wrath of the law and advised marketers to be patience with the Federal Government price regime