About twenty petrol stations have been sanctioned by the Department of Petroleum Resources, (DPR) Kaduna Zone, for their involvement in unwholesome practices.
The Zonal Operations Controller, Mr Sayyadi Sulaiman, disclosed this on Monday when he led officials of the agency to monitor sales of petrol in the state.
He said the filling stations were sanctioned for under-dispensing, overpricing and hoarding of fuel.
The essence is to monitor activities of marketers as regards to sales of petrol.
The DPR officials accompanied by armed Civil Defence Operatives stormed some petrol stations along the Nnamdi Azikiwe bye-pass in the outskirt of the state
They discovered that some of the petrol stations were selling a litre of petrol between N174 and N164 as against the government approved N145 per litre, while others were involved in under dispensing and hoarding of the product.
The Controller says that DPR will dispense petrol belonging to the erring stations to the public free of charge.
He also warned that the agency will continue to clamp down on those involved in diversion, hoarding, under-pricing and under-dispensing of petroleum products.