Major oil marketers have said the depot owners who sell PMS to the marketers at N91.00 instead of the control price of N76.50 kobo to enable them sell to motorist at N87.00 is the reason for the current fuel scarcity.

Mr Benjamin Ewuga, the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Controller for Nasarawa\Benue States, told reporters that investigations and information gathered from the marketers so far, implicates some depot owners.

Mr Ewuga said that according to the DPR report, it is gathering proof against depot owners identified to be selling the product for as high as N97.00 per litre to marketers for further sanctions.

NNPC Mega station and most fuel stations in Makurdi, the Benue state capital, have been shut to motorists, some of whom went out as early as 5.00AM to queue with the hope of buying the product.

With most of the fuel stations closed to motorists, the only station dispensing fuel at N87.00 in Makurdi is experiencing long queues.

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