Motorists have been warned by the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) to desist from the habit of using mobile phones while refuelling at filling stations to prevent fire outbreak.
The warning was giving by Mr Olusegun Daboh, DPR’s Operation Controller in Osun, in Osogbo today.
He noted that such an act was dangerous, “as petrol is highly inflammable’’.
He further urged them to turn of their car engines while refuelling.
He further warned that marketers operating filling stations with an expired licence, selling above the regulated pump price and under-dispensing, would be sanctioned.
He added that any unwholesome practice by petroleum marketers should be reported to the DPR office for appropriate action.