DPR supplies over 8m litres of petrol to ease fuel scarcity in Abuja

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) said more than eight million litres of petroleum products were released from Suleija Depot on Sunday to address the challenge of fuel scarcity in Abuja.

The DPR spokesperson, Seidu Mohamed, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja.

Mohammed said the supply at the weekend, which was over 420 trucks, was the peak of supply to the Federal capital Territory.

The spokesperson, who said the average supply to the Federal Capital Territory was 7.5 million litres, added that the supply had to be increased to ensure that the city had more than enough.

According to him, the supply during the peak of the scarcity is between three and five million litres of petrol.

“As you can see now that the situation has improved and the queue has almost disappeared in the city except for one or two filling stations, motorists can drive in and buy fuel at ease,” he said.

Mohammed therefore assured the public of adequate supply of products, stressing that there was enough stock at the depot to take care of motorists.

He said the DPR had raised surveillance teams to monitor the situation and ensure that no marketer sold above pump price or under-dispense to motorists.

He called on the residents to report any suspected manipulation by fuel attendants at the stations to the appropriate authority.

He warned that any oil marketer who indulged in sharp practice would be sanctioned accordingly by the agency, by either being suspended or withdrawal of license.


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