Department of Petroleum Resources
Senate begins probe of lease renewal in oil, gas sector
The Senate yesterday resolved to probe all issues connected with the ongoing lease renewal in oil and gas sector being undertaken by the Ministry of Petroleum Resources and the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR).
DPR facilitates licensing of downstream operations with digital platform
The Nation’s Petroleum Regulatory Agency, the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has introduced digital solution to its downstream operations - Automated Downstream System (ADS). The ADS is the migration of all licences and permits in downstream operations to digital platform.
DPR fines, seals six stations
Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has fined six filling stations the sum of N1million each in Kano for allegedly violating its earlier seal sanction. Also, the affected stations whose identities and locations were not disclosed had been placed under maximum closure for six months. DPR stated that no fewer than 90 stations in Kano and…
Angry Nigerians yell at, stone DPR officials over fuel scarcity
Residents of Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, angry at the Federal Government’s failure to address the perennial fuel scarcity in the country, yesterday, yelled and threw stones at officials of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), who were on surveillance visit to some filling stations across the state. The residents and motorists shouted that…
DPR, residents, marketers task FG on oil sector deregulation
The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has said immediate deregulation of the downstream oil sector will ease the fuel crisis across the nation and sufferings of Nigerians. The DPR Port Harcourt Zonal Operations Controller, Dr. Ibani Frank-Briggs, who stated this yesterday during a surveillance visit to about 12 filling stations in Port Harcourt where residents…
How I spent my fuel holiday
Last week, I revealed how I was not able to fuel my Christmas due to the current scarcity of petrol in the country. The situation has not changed much. Buying the stuff is still not as simple as driving into a filling station and leaving moments after with fuel in one’s tank.
Hoarding of petrol: DPR shuts 6 stations, arrests 4 persons
The DPR made the arrests for fuel hoarding, under-dispensing, sabotage, obstruction of justice and installation of commercial gas cylinders without approval.
DPR warms against panic buying, stockpiling of fuel
The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), in Anambra has warned members of the public against storing petroleum product in their homes to avoid possible fire outbreak.
DPR harps on safety in downstream oil, gas sector
The Zonal Operations Controller, DPR Lagos, Wole Akinyosoye, at the 2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Lagos, criticised that the downstream sector is lagging behind in both safety and compliance issues.