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DPR grants approval of 5 LPG plants in Taraba

The leadership of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) in Tarab state have  confirmed granting approval for the construction of five Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) plants in the state.

The five gas plants which according to the Operations Controller DPR ,Jalingo Field Office, Jeremiah Mashat, which he said  would be sited in Jalingo metropolis and Wukari local government council, are Action Energy, Sky Wave Energy, Bondiya , Sozo and Capado.

Mashat who made this known yesterday during an exclusive interaction with our state correspondent in the state capital, said all the aforementioned gas plant operators , met up with the necessary requirements before before been issued with linesince by the department.

Urging gas operators in the state to endeavour to regularize their business, directives as stated by him, have been doled out to them “to relocate to safety areas” as the department, according to him would not hesitate to bring to book any defaulters .

The DPR boss who said the state government owned gas plant (Taraba Gas) has applied for the renewal of it license , warned operators to desist from re-bottling expired cylinders as it is inimical to households.

Stressing the need for operators to carry members of DPR along in their activities, he admonished them to “make sure that their business are licensed and are legitimate

Though the state has not witnessed any form of gas explosion since the coming of DPR , the controller enjoined operators as well as customers to endeavour to adhere strictly to the rules in order to avert any form of explosions in their domains and the state at large

Mashat who noted that the level of compliancy is on the increased as operators are treading all relevant paths to eschew acts that would compel the department to clamp down at the,said the department would not cease from leaving any stone unturned in order to save the state from gas mishaps .

Citing recent gas explosion in Kaduna state that led to several deaths and destruction of properties,some operators who bared their minds to our correspondent, said they have concluded plans to relocate their business outside busy area to safe arenas.

They reiterated their determination to cooperate with the DPR by adhering to their rules and regulations, which as made known by them (operator) “are for our benefits.”