The Department of Petroleum Resources, Bayelsa State Office, has warned that it will continue to sanction any petroleum marketer in the state found to be ripping customers off by selling petrol above the approved pump price or under-dispense the product.
The department reiterated that the ex-depot price of Premium Motor Spirit (petrol) remained N133 per litre contrary to claims by marketers that they were buying the product at a price higher than the pump price. The DPR was reacting to complaints by some users of the product that they were buying a litre of petrol above N200.
The State Controller, DPR, Mrs. Ejiro Ufondu, explained that the ex-depot price of petrol is N133, saying that enforcement officials had always made sure that customers in the state were not short-changed by greedy marketers.
Ufondu, who spoke during an interaction with journalists in Yenagoa on Friday, said the DPR had been going out on a daily basis