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Online monitoring of petrol depots, retail outlets underway – DPR



Chinazor Megbolu   |

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), has said that online monitoring of petrol depots, retail outlets is  underway.

The organisation said arrangements to automate and start remote monitoring, registration and accreditation of petroleum products depots and retail outlets and the entire downstream oil and gas industry is crucial, hence the unveiling the newly established Downstream Remote Monitoring Systems (DRMS).
The Head, Public Affairs, DPR, Mr. Paul Osu, noted in a statement that the DRMS would become operational, December 1, 2020, after the official launch in Abuja.
He further noted that the DRMS is a web-based solution set up to provide intelligent regulatory and inventory management system for petroleum products supply and distribution from depot to retail outlets.
Osu also explained that the system was designed as a means of regulating and monitoring retail outlets and depot activities.
“Other features of the application includes retail outlets accreditation and re-registration, nationwide automated product inventory management, retail outlets coordinate recording for mapping purposes and transactions management and report generation of dealers nationwide.
“The establishment of DRMS is another strategic initiative of DPR to continue to create opportunities and enable business in the oil and gas industry in Nigeria,” Osu said.

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