DPR seals 103 illegal filling stations, 13 gas plants in Lagos

Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has sealed off 103 filling stations and 13 Liquefied Petroleum Gas ( LPG) plants for operating illegally.

Mr Ayorinde Cardoso, Zonal Operations Controller, DPR, Lagos, who confirmed on Tuesday, said outlets were shut down after a surveillance exercise by DPR task force teams on Monday.

Cardoso said filling stations located both on mainland and Island axis of state were sealed for operating without valid licence.

”This is a continuous exercise by DPR to improve safety in selling and distribution of LPG State.

task force visited 216 facilities and observed that 103 petroleum products retail outlet lacked prerequisite approval and were subsequently shut down.”

Cardoso also disclosed that LPG ( cooking gas ) plants were shutdown for non- with DPR guidelines and international safety standards.

According to him, plants were also operating without prerequisite approval or licence from regulatory agency.

He said some of sealed plants were operating in unapproved locations , stressing that move was aimed at reducing occurrence of gas explosion and fire incidents State. (NAN)