Don’t expect queues at filling stations in festive period, says DPR

Mike Odiegwu, Yenagoa

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has assured consumers across the country that there won’t be queues caused by scarcity of petroleum products in filling stations at the festive period.

DPR said the Federal Government had put all necessary measures in place to ensure adequate supply of Petroleum Motor Spirit (PMS) and other products throughout the Yuletide.

Speaking to the Nation in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital, DPR Operation Controller, Yenagoa Field Office, Mrs. Ejiro Ufondu, said the department established regular routine surveillance to monitor activities of marketers to stop hoarding and other sharp practices.

She said any station found hoarding products to create artificial scarcity and jack up pump prices would be dealt with in accordance with the law.

She said the challenges of last year festive period when marketers hoarded products and engaged in other sharp practices thereby creating tension and artificial scarcity in the state would…

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