DPR to clampdown on unlicensed LPG marketers

The Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, has threatened to sanction Liquefied Petroleum Gas, LPG marketers without valid licenses or who failed to comply with its provisions on operational safety.

Speaking at the 2013 Annual LPG Stakeholders’ Forum organised by the DPR, in Lagos, Head, Gas, DPR, Mr. Oliver Okparaojiako, said in the next couple of months, the industry regulator will commence facility audit of licensed plants nationwide, to ensure compliance with statutory provisions on operational safety.

According to Okparaojiako, who was represented by Mr. Christian Amaechi, an official in the DPR, many marketers store and sell LPG without valid licenses, thereby contravening the law.

He said: “Henceforth, all retail outlets for LPG must be licensed. We want to use this medium to direct all LPG plant operators to ensure that resell points have valid licenses. Our inspectors have been directed to ensure compliance. Read more

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