Agency warns Anambra downstream operators against sharp practice

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has warned operators in the oil and gas (downstream) in Anambra to play by the rules or face sanctions.

The Controller ( Operations) DPR,  Mr Ignatius Anyanwu, who gave the warning in Awka on Saturday, said the agency has commenced full operations in the state and would never lag behind in its activities.

Anyanwu, who said DPR was embarking on comprehensive surveillance of the state to enable it have good mapping for proper surveillance and monitoring, urged operators to check their facility regularly, service their machines and dispense according to standards.

“They can come for assistance. We have come to improve their business and not to chase them around, presently we are on comprehensive surveillance of the PMS and LPG retail outlets in the state.

“Our office was created in the last quarter of 2018 in view of the high activity in the oil and gas downstream subsector in the state. Our new office will ease business environment for operators in the state and improve their activities as they would no longer need to go to Enugu for DPR related issues which were crucial to them.

“Investors will no longer need to go to Enugu for documentation, so there will be lots of time and money saved. I want all stakeholders in oil and gas sector to shun sharp practices because we will not tolerate fleecing of customers under any guise,” he stated. 

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