The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has said that petroleum marketers in Taraba have attain 90 per cent compliance to the petroleum downstream regulations.
Mr Jeremiah Mashat, Taraba Field Operation’s Controller of the DPR made the revelation on Thursday during a compliance monitoring and enforcement operation in Zing local government area and Jalingo metropolis.
Mashat said that the success was achieved through effective monitoring and inspection of petroleum marketing in the state.
He said that most of the stations inspected had complied tremendously.
He noted that seven petrol stations out of the 22 inspected were sealed up due to their violation of the agency’ guidelines.
He recalled that the DPR had carry out the same operation in Wukari, Gassol, Ardo Kola and Jalingo in time past and evoked sanctions upon erring makerters.
According to him, henceforth, marketers will no longer shortchanged motorists in the sstate.The controler gave assurance that the fourthcoming festive period would come and go but the price of petroleum products would remain stable.
Mashat also assured that the products would be sufficiently available, stressing that the agency would sanction any makerter that would hoard the products.
He said that three LPG plants were issued licence for operating in Jalingo, adding that the marketers would soon commence their operations.
He said that the agency had completed the preliminary assessment of the gas operators, as their investment would boost cooking energy in the state.
our correspondent reports that the compliance monitoring and enforcement by the DPR was carried out in collaboration with the Oil and Gas Unit of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Jalingo Command.
Tgnews recalls that the DPR had sealed up 12 filling stations located in Wukari, Gassol, Ardo Kola and some parts of Jalingo in the past.