PPPRA discovers fuel dumpsite in Abuja, threatens sanctions
The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) has uncovered a fuel dumpsite in Abuja allegedly used to siphon products.
The facility, which is located in Giri, an outskirt of Abuja, was discovered to have been converted to a fuel dump by an independent marketer.
Upon discovery, the PPPRA inspection team declared the usage of the park as storage dump by the company as illegal, saying the facility does not have a licence to store products outside its filling station located about a 100 metres away.
The PPPRA team consequently warned the oil firm that it would be sanctioned if it continues to use the park as storage facility.
The Agency has also hinted that the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu has put in place adequate measures aimed at ensuring the current steady supply is maintained long term.
The agency which carried out a series of inspections in Abuja and it’s environs at the weekend said with the disappearance of queues from filling stations, efforts are being made to ensure that marketers caught committing infractions in the distribution of the product would be sanctioned.
The PPPRA monitoring team inspected the sale of the products along Gwagwalada/Lokoja Expressway, Asokoro extension and Area 11 parts of the Federal Capital.
Speaking after the monitoring, PPPRA Head, Corporate Services, Lanre Oladele, expressed satisfaction at the level of compliance to regulations and the pricing template put in place by the government.