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    DPR seals 86 illegal gas plants in Lagos in 2020 – Official

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    Peters, Lagos Correspondent
    Anene Peters is an intern with Naija247news Media. He's focus is on tech and science. He's a graduate of Abia State University with a major in Computer Science and Communications. You can contact him for press events on 0903 927 6505

    Lagos, March 12, 2021 The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) says it shutdown 86 cooking gas plants in Lagos State in 2020 for operating illegally.

    Mr Paul Osu, Head, Public Affairs, DPR made this known in a statement issued on Wednesday in Lagos.

    Osu said the gas dispensing plants were shut down for non-compliance with international safety standards.

    According to him, the plants were also operating without prerequisite approval or licence from the DPR the regulatory agency.

    Osu said some of the sealed plants were
    operating under high tension electrical installations and other unapproved locations.

    He noted that the move was aimed at reducing the occurrence of gas explosion and fire incidents in Lagos State.

    Osu said the DPR would continue to clamp down on such illegal plants while at the same time sensitising the public on the need for safe usage and distribution of gas

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