Petroleum regulatory body supplies 294 trucks of PMS in Abuja

The Department's PRO, Mr Mohammed Saidu, said that 145 trucks were earlier supplied on Monday.

A picture of a fuel attendant filling up a customer's tank.

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) said that 149 trucks loaded with petrol were supplied to Abuja and its environs on Tuesday.

Mr Mohammed Saidu, Head, Public Relations of DPR in a statement in Abuja, said that the supply brought the number of PMS supplied to Abuja between Monday and Tuesday to 294 trucks.

Saidu said the measure was to ease off fuel queues at filling stations in the city.

He added that 145 trucks were earlier supplied on Monday.

Giving the breakdown of the PMS supplied on Tuesday, he explained that 99 trucks were supplied to Abuja city with Forte oil receiving four trucks, while Conoil received 10.

According to him, Mobil has eight trucks, as MRS gets seven, while Nipco and Oando have six and 11 trucks respectively.

He stated that Total plc received 14 trucks, while NNPC retail was allocated 34 as IPMAN had five.

He said that 50 trucks were dispersed to immediate and extended environment of the capital city.

It will be recalled that the DPR Director, Mordecai Ladan, had earlier warned petroleum products marketers against engaging in sharp practices.

He said any station caught would face sanctions,including N2 million fine and licence revocation.

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