DPR seals 86 illegal gas plants in Lagos


The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has announced the closure of 86 illegal Liquefied Petroleum Gas plants in Lagos State.

In a statement issued by the head of Public Affairs of DPR,  Paul Osu, it said the cooking gas plants were shut down for non-compliance with international safety standards and for operating without prerequisite approval or licence from the regulatory agency.

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

The DPR further noted that the move was aimed at reducing the occurrence of gas explosion and fire incidents in Lagos State, adding that it would continue to clamp down on such illegal plants while sensitising the public on the need for safe usage and distribution of gas.

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