DPR INAUGURATES LABORATORY FOR FUEL ANALYSIS IN CROSS RIVER
The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) yesterday, launched a multimillion-naira laboratory in Calabar to ensure effective distribution of quality petroleum products in Cross River state.
The Operations Controller of the DPR Field Office in Calabar, Mr Philip Awolu, inaugurated the laboratory at the agency’s office in Calabar.
A statement issued on Wednesday disclosed that the laboratory has been equipped to standard for direct analysis of petroleum products.
Awolu, who was represented by Mr Ndaliman Mohammed, said that the inauguration was a great achievement for the Calabar office, adding that it indicated the importance the DPR management placed on the ability of the Calabar field office.
He said that Calabar, with its various tank farms at the depot, had become a growing field of activities as far as oil and gas was concerned.
“For the oil and gas industry, we are responsible for checking products so that we can protect the consumer and the environment because some products can cause pollution and damage to equipment and vehicles. We must also commend the management of the DPR for setting up the laboratory as it will go a long way in helping us to check adulterated products”, he said.
Awolu also lauded the DPR’s zonal office in Port Harcourt and some stakeholders at the Calabar depot who had always allowed them to use their facilities for product analysis.
He noted that with the new Calabar laboratory, the office is now ready for any analysis in the course of any discovery of suspected products within the state.