The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) in Cross River State has shut down three fuel stations in Odukpani local government area for selling petrol at N150 per litre against the government approved price of N145 per litre.
DPR Operations Controller in Cross River, Mr Bassey Nkanga, who led his team on a surveillance of fuel stations across the state, said the stations were shut down for violating the seal order of the DPR.
He said that the stations will have to pay a fine of N1million each for violating the `seal order’. The Operations Controller explained that the intensified surveillance became necessary with a view to ensure that marketers do not increase pump price ahead of the yuletide period.
Source: The Nation