The fear of fuel scarcity seems to be spreading across different parts of the country and politicians in Enugu state are concerned.

It as bad as members of the House of Assembly Committee on Petroleum Resources and Environmental Matters visiting filling stations suspected to be distributing adulterated products.

The Chairman of the Committee, Obinna Okenwa, told newsmen on Friday that the visit to the selected stations was borne out of a petition on the distribution of sub-standard diesel.

The petition, which was addressed to the Speaker of the House, Edward Ubosi, highlighted the growing rate of adulterated automotive gas and oil.

Okenwa, in company of the officials of Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), said that for two days the committee visited various stations in Enugu metropolis.

The team had visited stations in Trans-Ekulu, New Haven, Onu-Asata and New Market.

“Some of the samples we have collected had been taken to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) laboratory for extensive testing.

“After the NNPC analysis; the Enugu House of Assembly will decide on the next necessary action to be taken against any of the defaulting fuel stations,” he said.

A DPR official, Daniel Atama, said that the department is saddled with the responsibility of ensuring quality control of all petroleum products distributed from the point of refinery.

Atama, however, noted that the department would give the house of assembly all the collaboration and support needed to end the sabotage of petroleum products distributed in the state.

At one of the fuel stations in Trans-Ekulu axis of Enugu, a truck with drums filled with suspected adulterated diesel was confiscated.

The truck was later handed over to the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, (NSCDC), Enugu Command, for further investigation.


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