DPR registers 110 filling stations on e-station portal in Taraba

Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) registered 110 filling stations on its recently-introduced e-station Downstream Remote Monitoring System (DRMS) portal in Taraba.

Mr Abdullahi Bature, Operations Controller of DPR, Jalingo Field Office, said this at a news in Jalingo on Monday.

Bature said that department had carried out a week-long surveillance across state to sensitise oil marketers and station managers about e-station DRMS.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that e-station DRMS platform was recently launched by department to against sharp practices by marketers.

It is also aimed at determining and establishing daily availability and consumption rate of petroleum products in country.

Bature said that 110 filling stations registered on DRMS portal represented 41 per cent of total active stations in the state and urged stakeholders to key into the policy.

He also said that 56 of registered stations had started sending their daily reports to portal.

controller announced sealing of some filling stations in state for violation of operational code, including operating without licence, over pricing, under-dispensing, redundancy and inactivity.

He warned that the department would no longer condone any infraction by the marketers.

Bature also cautioned some oil and marketers against smuggling petroleum products to the neighbouring countries and urged them to adhere strictly to the rules of the business.

“We will continue to provide robust oversight for the safety of operations in the industry in line with global best practices to ensure business sustainability,” he said. (NAN)