The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) in Edo State has sealed off five filling stations in the state capital. They affected stations were shot over alleged sale of the product above stipulate dice.
The DPR also reiterated the agency’s earlier threat to offer to the public free of charge, products from any marketer who is found wanting.
Some of the stations sealed, according to the Operations Controller of DPR in the state, Maynard Oriaifo, were involved under dispensing the products to unsuspecting customers.
Oriaifo, who led the team round the city to enforce the approved pump price of the product maintained that the long queues of motorists would soon be a thing of the past.
It was discovered during the check that most of the filling stations were dispensing the product as high as N150 per litre, while others were under dispensing to customers about four litres for every 10 litres sold.
Oriaifo listed the stations sealed to include Voe Oil Nigeria Limited, Airport road, Chunks Agho petroleum Limited, Upper Mission Road, Raptor Petroleum Limited, Upper Mission, Faith In God and Propel Oil in Benin City.
The DPR, however, vowed to continue to seal any filling station that sells the product above N86.50 per litre.
“The Department of Petroleum Resources will go after any station selling fuel above pump price and will dispense the products to customers for free while the station will be sealed” he said.