Abuja – The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) says it has sealed 22 filling stations in Abuja and environs for profiteering.
This is contained in a statement issued by Muhammad Saidu, Head of Public Relations in Abuja, on Wednesday.
The statement said that 19 of them were sealed up for selling above N87 per litre, two diversion of petroleum products while the remaining one for "grossly under-dispensing and selling products massively in jerrycans".
"The stations are to remain sealed for at least one month in addition to forfeiting their bridging claims as directed by the Federal Government," it said.
It named the filling stations sealed for selling Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) above N87 to include Kalasma Nigeria Limited, Zuba; Inyas Nigeria Limited, Kaduna Road, Niger State; Jibeco Nigeria Limited and Ahmis Nigeria Limited also on Kaduna Road, Niger State.
Others are Evil Intl. Oil & Gas, One Man Village, Karu; Falke Oil, Double Pole, New Nyanya; Alhaji Isa Maidole & Sons Nig. Ltd., Abuja-Keffi Road, New Nyanya, Nasarawa State; Halims (Invest) Nig. Ltd. Abuja-Keffi Road, New Nyanya, Nasarawa State.
Also on the list are Dikas Pet. Coy. Ltd, Abuja-Keffi Road, One Man Village; Danco Oil, Gwagwalada; Sunmart, Giri; Abba Petrol Ltd, Zuba; Febas Energy, Giri; Mayo Kanwa, Doma; Ent Lt Rayhanah Co. Ltd, and Conoil all in Gwagwalada.
It added that Kelvin Energy Limited and B.B. King Nigeria Limited both on Kaduna Road, Niger State were equally sealed for selling at N105.
The statement said that A.A. Rano Nigeria Ltd, Abuja-Keffi Road, Nyanya was sealed for manipulation of pump price and selling in Jerrycans while Yaman Nig.Ltd Abuja, on Keffi Road, New Nyanya and Oando, on Herbert Macaulay Way, Abuja, were sanctioned for diversion of PMS.