The Petrol Station outlets owners Association of Nigeria PETROAN say there will be no fuel scarcity especially in the yuletide season.
Chairman Petrol Station outlets owners association of Nigeria PETROAN, Francis Chile-Dimpka told our correspondent in a telephone interview that PETROAN is putting measures in place to ensure there is abundance and even distribution of petroleum products in petrol outlets in Rivers State.
Francis Chile-Dimpka said there may be however a slight increase in cost of petroleum products as dealers are already experiencing an increase in depot prices.
‘’Our major assignment is to ensure availability and effective distribution of petroleum product and we are resolute in doing that. Our only worry is that prices of petroleum product have become unstable again.
“We are not even too sure of the procurement price. But so long as we are able to procure at the right price, we will sell at the right price. We are not expecting fuel scarcity, but there may be a slight price modulation of these products, because now the landing price has actually increased.
“Members of PETROAN are now selling at a very cut-throat edge to survive in the business. But if it goes beyond this, we will have no other option than to adjust our pump price so that we will remain in this business”, Dimkpa said.
Chile-Dimpka said the Petrol Station Outlets Owners Association of Nigeria PETROAN will leave no stone unturned to ensure activities of kpofire is stamped out in the state.
He said the issue of adulterated petroleum products and soot in the state is becoming overwhelming and the Association will fight it to stand still.
“The 3P compliance team is still on surveillance and we will not relent, I repeat, we will not relent until operators of illegal refineries are totally smoked out!
“Because we can no longer continue to suffer this lingering issue of soot in Rivers state. We are asking the federal government to ensure the massive establishment of modular refineries as this will put the kpo fire operators out of business. A lot of our children are professionals in this field already, if licenses are issued to this people, the modular refineries will work and soot will stop in the state”, Dimkpa stressed.