DPR To Transform Downstream Operations With Improved Technology 

Yemisi Izuora

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) said it is proceeding with the upgrade  of the downstream operations to global standards with improved technology in  its ongoing automation process.

The Director/CEO, DPR Sarki Auwalu stated this at a virtual meeting with the members of the Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria ( MOMAN) .

He said the Department was currently deploying appropriate technology to enhance value for operators and investors alike in the Downstream sector .

Sarki informed that DPR has concluded plans to launch the Downstream Remote Monitoring Systems (DRMS) an inventory  and regulatory tool designed to track product levels across retail outlets and depots using  the short code-  *7117# on February 11 2021 in Abuja.  He said  the introduction of DRMS will  create value for the sector by providing access to data for efficient  management of their operations.

Sarki assured  that DPR as partners in progress will continue to engage with MOMAN to ensure seamless communication and feedback on our regulatory activities.

He said that DPR has developed a framework around quality,  quantity,   integrity and safety (QQIS) for petroleum products in response to the current situation of price freedom in the Downstream sector.

 

He lauded the support of MOMAN for the gas expansion program of government and advised the association to ensure  their members compliance with the gas add-on directives for their stations as they are the energy bridge of the nation.

The Chairman of MOMAN,  Mr. Tunji Oyebanji assured  the DPR of the readiness of the association to always partner with the Department for the development and growth of the Downstream sector.

He applauded the technology deployment by DPR in its operations which has enhanced its approval processes and data collection drive.

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