DPR warns IPMAN members not to sell fuel above N162 per litre

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association (IPMAN) members in Taraba State has been warned by the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) against selling petrol above the official pump price of N162 per litre.

The Operational Controller of DPR Field Operation’s Office in Jalingo, Jeremiah Mashat, gave the warning in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN.

The Operational Controller made it clear that the department had directed its team to monitor compliance and sanction erring operators appropriately.

Mashat stated that petrol must be sold at the official prices of between N162 and N165.

He, however, commended IPMAN in the state for cooperating with the DPR in the area of compliance to the regulations governing the downstream sector.

“We are insisting that marketers should not sell petroleum products above the approved pump prices.

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“We have sent our team to the field to monitor compliance and ensure enforcement where there is violation.

“We must ensure that marketers comply with regulations and the public is not short-changed as far as petroleum downstream sector is concerned,’’ he said.

Recall that the template the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) used to publish on their website on Friday, in which they announced that the new price of petrol has reached N212.6 per litre, was later taken down.

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