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DPR assures of adequate fuel supply, warns against hoarding

The Department of Petroleum Resources in Cross River has assured residents in the state and beyond that there was enough product to serve for the Christmas season and beyond.

DPR warns oil producers against depleting reserves

A number of oilfields in Nigeria will reach the end of their shelf life in the next 10 years if nothing is done, the Department of Petroleum Resources warned producers on Thursday.
The Port Harcourt’s Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday, July 5, 2019 secured final forfeiture of 244 (Two Hundred and Forty Four) vehicles and petroleum products contained in each of the vehicles.

EFCC commences auction of forfeited vehicles

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday, December 19, 2019 commenced processes involved in the auctioning of 244 vehicles forfeited to the federal government by illegal oil dealers.

President Buhari appoints Sarki Auwalu as new DPR director

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday approved the appointment of Mr. Sarki Auwalu as substantive Director of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) for an initial term of four years.
Retired Col. Hameed Ali, Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), on Thursday said the closure of Nigeria’s borders by Federal Government was undertaken to strengthen the nation’s security and protect its economic interests.

Nigeria saves 30 per cent of petrol use – Customs chief

Nigeria’s fuel consumption has reduced by 30 per cent since the stoppage of petrol sale at towns/villages within 30 kilometres of the country’s land borders.

DPR sanctions three petrol outlets, two gas plants in Delta

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Warri Zonal Office, says it has sanctioned three petrol stations and two gas plants over alleged sharp practices in Delta.

DPR to shutdown illegal gas plants, move against wrong locations

Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, has warned against the indiscriminate location of Gas Plants in Delta state, adding that its surveillance team were all over to discourage illegal operation of Gas Plants.

DPR warns Zamfara filling stations to stop supplying products to bandits

The Department of Petroleum Resources has warned filling stations in Zamfara State against supplying petroleum products to bandits.

Begging, hawking activities worry DPR at filling stations

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), has cautioned owners of filling stations against the increase in hawking and begging activities at the filling stations in Zamfara.
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Reps member wants oil companies, DPRs to relocate to Niger Delta

A motion seeking the relocation of headquarters of oil and gas companies operating in Nigeria and its regulators to states where they have dominant operations is before the House of Representatives.

DPR: Taraba petrol marketers record 90 per cent compliance to regulations

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has said that petroleum marketers in Taraba have attained 90 per cent compliance to the petroleum downstream regulations.

Nigerian laws yet to give recognition to women’ rights in work place – DPR...

Mrs. Roselyn Wilkie, Acting Head Corporate Services, Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) says that Nigerian laws and policies have not given proper recognition to woman’s rights in the workplace.

Oil search: DPR begins radiometric survey of Bida Basin

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has commenced the Radiometric survey of the Bida Basin in Niger state in line with Federal Government’s aspiration to diversify hydrocarbon exploration across all Nigerian basins.
The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has sealed 30 fillings stations in Cross River for selling petrol above the approved price of N145 per litre and other offences.

DPR seals filling station in llorin over damaged pumps

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) on Tuesday sealed off an MRS filling station in Ilorin, the Kwara capital, for allegedly selling fuel with damaged pumps and under dispensing.
The Federal Government has reiterated its support for the $12bn Dangote Refinery and Petrochemical through feedstocks and off-takers of products to add value to the nation’s economy. Mr Timipre Sylva, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, made this known during the tour of the refinery project in Lagos on Sunday. Dangote Refinery is situated at Lekki Free Trade Zone in Ibeju Lekki, Lagos. The minister was accompanied by Mr Mele Kyari, the Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC); Mr Shakur Rufai, Acting Director, Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) and all Heads of NNPC subsidiaries.

Federal government pledges to support Dangote refinery

The Federal Government has reiterated its support for the $12bn Dangote Refinery and Petrochemical through feedstocks and off-takers of products to add value to the nation’s economy.
The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has sealed a filling station in Katsina State, north-western Nigeria.

DPR seals five filling stations in Cross River for sharp practices

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has sealed five fillings stations in Cross River for selling petrol above the government approved price of N145 per litre and other offences.
The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has sealed a filling station in Katsina State, north-western Nigeria.

DPR: 83 drums of lubricant seized from illegal processors in Sokoto

The Department of Petroleum Resources said it has uncovered an illegal engine oil processing plant in Sokoto.

APC seeks EFCC probe on alleged plan to sell Bayelsa oil field

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has urged Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate an alleged plan by Gov. Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa to sell Atala Marginal Field (OML 46), an oil field owned by the state government.

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Niger Delta militants attack PANDEF over refusal to negotiate with President Buhari

The Reformed Niger Delta Avengers, RNDA, has condemned the decision of the Pan Niger Delta Elders’ Forum (PANDEF) to stop all forms of negotiation with the Federal Government on behalf of the Niger Delta region.