The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Eket field, says it has suspended six marketers in Akwa Ibom State for diverting petroleum products
The DRP Operations Controller in the state, Mr Tamunoiminabo Sundaye, disclosed this to the newsmen in Eket on Sunday.
Sundaye said that the marketers lifted 180,000 litres of petrol from NNPC Calabar depot to an unknown destination and that when the department went to their various filling stations on a check, the products were not found in their tanks.
“We have sent letters to the PPMC depot Managers in Calabar and Port Harcourt to ensure that those stations remained suspended until DPR gives clearance for them to operate again.
“It is disheartening that the same marketers that are complaining that private depots are not given them product at ex-depot price are now diverting products,’’ he said.
The operations controller also said that two other marketers were queried to give explanation on the whereabouts of the products they lifted.
“We are still working with the information that we have, and before long we will be done with those who lifted products from Port Harcourt,” he added.