Price hike: DPR seals four petrol stations in Katsina


The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) on Monday, sealed four petrol stations in Katsina metropolis for selling fuel above government approved price.

Engr. Muhammad Abdulrahaman, Controller in charge of Katsina Field Office of DPR, disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in Katsina, NAN reports

Abdulrahaman said the stations were sealed following routine surveillance to the stations.

“We discovered that the stations were selling petrol between N170 and N18O per litre as against the government rate of N162 to N165 per litre, therefore, we sealed off the stations.

“We received intelligence report on the way and manner these stations sell their products to members of the public at exorbitant rates,” he said.

Abdurahman said that some of the petrol stations were hoarding their products only to sell to ‘black’ marketers at night.

The Controller said the DPR in Katsina State was committed to ensuring that all filling stations dispensed their products in line with government approved pump price.

He further revealed that the sealed stations would be fined and failure to pay the fines would lead to the revocation of their licenses.

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