• DPR gives cooking gas retailers January 2017 deadline

    DPR gives cooking gas retailers January 2017 deadline

    The Department of Petroleum Resources has advised retailers of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (cooking gas) to get licenced before January 2017.

    Gas Department, DPR Lagos Zonal Office, Etukudo Etim, made the appeal during a safety training workshop organised by the LPG retailers in Lagos.

    According to Etim, the department would clampdown on unlicensed retailers in Lagos and Ogun States as part of measures to enforce the law regulating LPG’s business.

    Etim said: “DPR has begun data collection of sales of LPG by cooking gas […]

  • FG to scrap NNPC, DPR, PPPRA, others; to sell unprofitable refineries

    FG to scrap NNPC, DPR, PPPRA, others; to sell unprofitable refineries

    According to reports, the Federal Government’s draft National Oil Policy has proposed to consolidate Nigeria’s oil industry regulatory authorities into a single agency to be known as Petroleum Regulatory Commission, PRC.

    It will also scraps all other regulators, including the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, and Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency, PPPRA, among others.

    According to the document released by the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, last weekend, the new regulator will incorporate the activities of the existing […]

  • DPR rejects allegation of weak regulation in dirty fuel controversy

    DPR rejects allegation of weak regulation in dirty fuel controversy

    It was gathered that the Department Of Petroleum Resources, DPR, has refuted claims which indicted it of failed regulatory oversight in the importation of dirty diesel with more than 100 per cent Sulphur into the country by Swiss trading companies.

    It will be recalled that Swiss, watchdog group, in its publication titled; ‘Public Eye’, had attributed weak regulatory standards by Nigeria (DPR) and other African Countries that paved way for the importation of dirty diesel to the region.

    In a statement, the […]

  • Reps, NNPC, DPR begin verification of oil blocks’ owners

    Reps, NNPC, DPR begin verification of oil blocks’ owners

    The House of Representatives and the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) have begun verification of authentic holders of oil blocks licenses in Nigeria, chairman of an adhoc committee set up for that purpose, Hon. Gideon Gwani has disclosed.

    Gwani said recently in Abuja that the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara had set up an ad-hoc committee to investigate all the holders of Oil Mining Leases (OML) and Oil Prospecting Licenses (OPL) in the country with a view […]

  • Fuel scarcity looms as DPR, PPMC, PPPRA join PENGASSAN on strike

    Fuel scarcity looms as DPR, PPMC, PPPRA join PENGASSAN on strike

    The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN), other members of the oil and gas industry, such as Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA), have announced plans to go on strike.

    A statement signed by the National Public Relation Office , PENGASSAN, Comrade Emmanuel Ojugbana, called on all chairmen and secretaries in the four zones and branches to comply with the new directive.

    He said “In the meeting, the gradual method of shutdown was […]

  • Only good quality petroleum products are imported into the country – DPR

    Only good quality petroleum products are imported into the country – DPR

    Alhaji Saidu Muhammed, the Spokesperson for the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Abuja Zonal office says all the petroleum products imported into the country are of the right standard and quality.

    Muhammed told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Abuja that all imported petroleum products were subjected to checks.

    “We have our laboratories where these products are being checked before they are discharged.

    “To the best of our knowledge, we have not received or detected any fake product in the […]

  • The fastest modular refinery can be achieved in 2 years – DPR

    The fastest modular refinery can be achieved in 2 years – DPR

    It seems the quest for the end of petroleum scarcity in the country may not come soon, as the Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, said the process to get modular refineries on stream takes up to two years to be completed.

    Speaking to Sweetcrude, Deputy Director, Engineering and Standards Division, DPR, Dr. Olumide Aladeke, said Nigeria is massively importing petroleum products due to the low production capacity of the refineries.

    He said, “The big question is not how long Nigerians should wait, […]

  • Five fuel stations sealed off by DPR in Makurdi

    Five fuel stations sealed off by DPR in Makurdi

    The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has sealed five fuel stations in Makurdi, the Benue State capital for various forms of offenses such as hoarding, under dispensing and price fixing.

    The exercise follows the refusal by independent marketers in Benue State to revert to the N86.50 control price which motorist describes as a good development.

    While some of the fuel stations were forced to revert from selling at N140 to N86.50, five marketers who deliberately closed shop due to the control price […]

  • NNPC filling station sealed by DPR for diverting petrol

    NNPC filling station sealed by DPR for diverting petrol

    The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has sealed the NNPC filling station in Akamkpa Local Government Area of Cross River for allegedly diverting fuel to Cameroon.

    Mr Bassey Nkanga, the Operation Controller of DPR for Akwa Ibom and Cross River, said on Thursday that an NNPC truck conveying 40,000 litres was intercepted by DPR personnel on surveillance exercise.

    Nkanga said the truck was already heading to Bakassi Local Government Area from where it would enter Cameroon through Ikang border before the interception.

    He […]

  • DPR and Police to stop unlicensed filling stations in Niger

    DPR and Police to stop unlicensed filling stations in Niger

    According to reports, the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) and the Police in Niger said that they would collaborate to stop unwholesome activities of unlicensed filling stations in the state.

    Mr Abdullahi Isah, the DPR Controller in the state, made this known on Wednesday during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna.

    NAN reports that the state government has set up a task force to monitor supply, distribution and sale of petroleum products at filling stations in the […]

  • DPR distributes 13,000 litres of hoarded petrol for free

    DPR distributes 13,000 litres of hoarded petrol for free

    According to reports, the zonal office of the Department of Petroleum Resources in Kaduna State, on Friday, dispensed over 13,000 litres of Premium Motor Spirit, commonly known as petrol, free of charge to motorists in the metropolis.

    The DPR’s Zonal Controller, Mr. Sayyadi Suleiman, who supervised the exercise, told journalists that Sassada filing station, located along the Nnamdi Azikiwe western bypass on the outskirts of the metropolis, were caught hoarding over 13, 000 litres and such the agency released its sledge […]