Energy sale has gone digital in Nigeria.

If you are fuel marketer and you live in Bayelsa state, you will begin to obtain or renew your licence online.

This is according to the Department of Petroleum Resources.

The DPR's Operations Controller in Bayelsa, Asuquo Antai told newsmen in Yenagoa that the platform would run concurrently with the manual system for eight weeks after which it would be suspended.

According to him, the application module has been integrated into the DPR website to enable potential licence seekers upload required documents for verification.

“The online application process is part of efforts to fully automate operations in the downstream sector of the oil industry for improved efficiency and faster service delivery and transparency.

“Applicants for issuance and renewal of operating licences do not need to visit DPR office or meet anyone.

“They can in the comfort of their locations visit the DPR website, create a profile and upload the required documents,” Antai said.

“We have also emphasized to the stakeholders that all communication with DPR is by email and the need to have functional email addresses."