DPR seals gas plants, petrol stations in Ebonyi

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The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Enugu Field Office, has sealed six Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) plants and three petrol stations in Ebonyi state.

The Controller of the field office, which comprises Enugu and Ebonyi states, Mr Okechukwu Okoro, disclosed this on Wednesday in an interview with Journalists in Enugu.

Okoro said the facilities were sealed due to infringement, ranging from operating without licence and under dispensing.

The controller explained that during routine monitoring, it was discovered that six out of eight LPG plants in Uburu, Okposi and Afikpo were operating illegally adding that LPG plants operating without licence may not have met requisite safety standards.

“Vapourised gas is highly inflammable and very dangerous. That is why we insist that the relevant safety standards must be met before such stations become operational,” he emphasised.

Okoro said that the plants would remain shut until the owners regularised their operational licences.

Peace PIAK