DPR begins total clampdown on illegal gas stations 

—- seals 15 illegal gas stations in Osun


The Department of Petroleum Resources, Osogbo field Office, had commenced a total clampdown on illegal gas stations for the safety of gas users in Osun state.

DPR Operations Controller, Mr Ademola Makinde disclosed during routine surveillance by the department in the state that 15 Liquefied Petroleum Gas skid stations operating without valid licences were sealed.

The Controller added that the agency would continue to intensify its surveillance operation in the state.

Makinde, who decried the recent Kaduna gas explosion, said DPR was ready to shut every illegal gas plants and skid operators in the state.

“We will continue to clamp down on illegal gas skid in the state for the safety of our people. The only recognised operators are refilling gas plants and stand-alone gas stations with valid licences.

“We cannot allow people to be making money at the expense of the lives of the people.

“There are basic safety rules and procedure to be followed in LPG business and those who are not ready to follow this will not be allowed to remain in business.

“DPR is a regulatory body and there are regulations binding the operations of gas plants which must be maintained by the operators,” Makinde said.

The controller said that all nooks and crannies of the state would be visited by DPR officials.

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