The Bauchi office of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) says it will continue to ensure the availability of petroleum products across the 500 existing filling stations in the state.
Malam Abdullahi Isyaku, the Operation’s Controller of the agency made this known in an interview in Bauchi on Monday.
Isyaku said the department would continue to closely monitor filling stations, especially on the implementation of safety measures by retail outlets.
He added that it would constantly ensure that outlets adhere to the official pump price of the commodity.
“We are determined and committed to sanctioning erring outlets found to be shortchanging consumers,’’ he said.
Isyaku said that the regulatory agency was fully committed to assisting interested marketers who want to venture into dealing with Liquefied Gas LPG in accordance with the Federal Government policy on Domestic Gas Utilisation.
According to him, the department has intensified efforts on routine surveillance of all existing retail outlets.
This is with a view to ensuring compliance with operational guidelines.
“We will not compromise standards,’’ He said.
The controller called on all registered marketers to key into the newly introduced operational monitoring tool called ‘Down Stream Remote Monitoring System’ (DRMS).
DRMS was recently launched by the national office of the department.
According to Isyaku, the device will assist DPR in online routine monitoring of stock positions of the products at both depots and retail outlets.
It will also help marketers to monitor activities in their filling stations