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FG lifts sanction on Petrocam’s 89 filling stations

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) on Monday announced the lifting of sanctions on Petrocam, an indigenous downstream company after shown remorse over its action.

Petrocam’s 89 filling stations were shut last week following infractions committed by the company in the establishment of gas filling stations at Ayobo in Alimosho local government area of Lagos state.

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According to the acting Director, Ahmad Rufai Shakur, as a result of the infractions, DPR had to stop petroleum products supply to the company’s 89 filling stations across the country.

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Shakur who was speaking in Lagos on the issue said:  “Our team went on surveillance and found the company operating in an illegal gas plant. The facility was sealed, the company, against the extant rules of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) unsealed the facility. Our team went back again and sealed the facility, the company for the second time, had the audacity to remove our seal. So, on the basis of that, the department had no option than to impose some sanctions that affected all its retail outlets nationwide”.

According to Shakur, DPR had to stop petroleum products supply to the company’s 89 filling stations across the country.

However, he said the company’s management had complied with rules of the department as it has shown remorse over its action.

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