Some filling stations selling above official pump price of N145 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital, have reportedly resorted to selling fuel at night for fear of being caught by the officials of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Fuel Situation U-Reporter says.
Ambrose Ogbobe confirmed that some of the filling stations closed their stations during the day, and open at night to sell above official pump price, “Some sell at night at NTA Road, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.”
DPR launched Fuel Situation a few days back encouraging the Nigerians to use the hashtag #FuelSituation to report on twitter cases of hoarding, selling above N145and other sharp practices by marketers.
Before launching the Fuel Situation U-Report, DPR stated that some fuel marketers were found to be diverting or hoarding petroleum products, thereby complicating the situation.
Head of Public Affairs Unit of the Abuja office of the DPR, Mr. Mohammed Saidu, explained that shortly after the DPR concluded its recent round of inspections on petrol stations in Abuja and its environs, about129,000 litres of petrol were found to have been diverted by marketers within Abuja region, while a combined fine of N30.5 million were levied on three of such stations to be paid into the Treasury Single Account, TSA, of the Federal Government
It also launched more than 50 phone numbers for Nigerians to report such cases.
Phone Numbers to contact to report
DPR Telephone Numbers to Call to Report Filling Station Selling above N145 and Marketers Hoarding Petroleum Products
Here is the list of DPR zonal/field offices operations contact telephone numbers nationwide you can report to:
LAGOS —08070690616, 08056696571, 08028880680
PORT-HARCOURT —08056696580, 08033048596, 08063635390
WARRI —08070690617, 08034417486, 08038738359
OWERRI —08070690611, 08082097518, 08036676057
ABUJA — 08058368253, 08113952176, 08057495196
MAIDUGURI —08070690650, 08056497091, 08113952126
EKET – 08056497057, 08037512821
ENUGU – 08113936388, 08033117125
GOMBE —08074177277, 08184946846
JOS —08056696568, 08039686814
IBADAN —08056497407, 08038133727
ABEOKUTA —08033063563, 08033015016
BAUCHI- 08033098282, 08023557840
GUSAU —08056696561, 08033120307
LOKOJA —08055202657, 08113952121
SOKOTO —08056696560, 08096484890
YOLA – 08058298831, 08030776399, 08023035884
MAKU ROI —08034071267, 08113952139
YENAGOA —08113952167, 08113936405
KATSINA —08070690635, 08039686814, 08079903870
ILORIN —08150618402, 09053992112
KANO —08070690624, 08033208278
BENIN —08113936390, 07038646578
MINNA – 08056696578
Fuel Situation U-Report
@AhmaduRege : #fuelsituation in Kontagora Niger State, a litre is N 270 as at yesterday
@sladan10: #fuelsituation I don’t think there is DPR officials here in Minna, about 3filling station in Maitunbi sells at 250 freely
@franky_marvy:#fuelsituation most fuel stations are not selling in Agege metropolis, few that are selling sell from N200 & above per litre.
@AdediranAkodu: I want to assume #DPR has presence in every state of the federation, hence they should be able to mobilize officials to go round and ensure all filling stations across the country is doing the right thing if not, they should be sanctioned
@SA_Adebola: #fuelsituation Many filling stations in Ibeju Lekki are still locked. Transport fare in this axis still outrageous.
@akinoladehinde : #fuelsituation This is to report that at about 11am this morning, 6 filling stations -NNPC, Oando, Total, Conoil, etc. were selling fuel at normal price -145 between Abule Egba and Sango toll gate, along Lagos-Abeokuta expressway. There are no queues in most of them.
@Fdfyneface : TOTAL, AIPORT ROAD 2, Port Harcourt is selling PMS, at normal pump price, N145. The queue is from there to Kafanchan. However, “TOTAL CARD HOLDERS”, ‘bigmen’, Army, etc carrying drums and rubbers are not allowing ordinary people to buy. #fuelsituation #WeCantContinueLikeThis
@olusojisamuel18: The fuel scarcity continues around the Ilorin metro, Kwara state. For all I know, few stations, including one NNPC’s & Bovas’ have the commodity with crowded queues. One particular filling station around Egbejila area of Ilorin sells at N250/ltr #fuelsituation
@OyekoyaAdewale1: #fuelsituation filling Station selling at ft Erunwon Ijebu Ode @ #200
@Zazzaune1 : All stations dispensing always chaotic in Kaduna. #fuelsituation
Keep your reports coming by using the hashtag #FuelSituation on twitter.