The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has sealed 15 stations in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital even as the Ibadan depot continues to reduce the products for marketers.
The Ibadan controller of DPR, Olayemi Olanipekun who led the daily monitoring teams to ensure compliance said that some major marketers whose filling stations were sealed were found to be selling above pump price against government regulations, Channels Television reports.
But the independent marketers continue to sell between 170 to 200 naira across the state.
The chairman, Independent Marketers Association Ibadan depot, Raheem Rasak said that the price disparity shows no sign of disappearing anytime soon because of gross shortages in supply and they end up buying from the various farms in Lagos.
He said in the last three days, the highest number of trucks given to independent marketers is about 14 to be shared among more than 3,000 filling stations.
As government continue to do all in its power to control the situation, relevant authorities must come up with serious punitive measures for major marketers who sell above pump price as they currently pat the fines with ease after extorting the people for so much.