FG Begins Full Deregulation, Discards Petrol Price Band
The Federal Government says it is no more going to be releasing guiding price bands for the sale of Premium Motor Spirit, popularly called petrol, at filling stations.
This was made known through the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency, in Abuja on Tuesday.
It added that based on this, the downstream arm of the oil and gas sector had been fully deregulated.
Responding to questions from journalists during a briefing at the headquarters of PPPRA, the agency’s Executive Secretary, Abdulkadir Saidu, stated that going forward, PMS price would be determined by the forces of demand and supply and the international cost of crude oil.
This, HOWEVEr, must be in accordance with our code of conduct because as a regulator, it is our duty to protect the consumer and operators must abide by our codes
He, however, noted that the role of the agency would be to ensure that oil marketers do not profiteer, as every petrol dealer was, henceforth free to source for product and fix their price
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