The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) in Cross River has sealed a retail outlet, Chizioba Ventures, for allegedly selling adulterated kerosene.
In a statement signed by the Operations Controller of DPR in the state, George Ene-Ita, on Friday in Calabar, he warned customers who bought kerosene from the outlet against using it.
The release stated that a case of fire explosion was traced to the use of adulterated kerosene which occurred in Calabar South recently.
“The public should take note that the outlet is not registered by DPR, therefore they are operating illegally. DPR visited the facility, picked samples for laboratory analysis and sealed up the outlet.
“The outcome of the analysis revealed that the product is adulterated since it flashed below room temperature.
“DPR hereby advises members of the public who had purchased this product from the said outlet to desist from using it and return the same product to DPR for proper management,” it said.
The release noted that the action was to mitigate the future occurrence of fire explosion.