News Updates

April 20, 2018

DPR facilitates licensing of downstream operations with digital platform

The Nation’s Petroleum Regulatory Agency, the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has introduced digital solution to its downstream operations – Automated Downstream System (ADS). The ADS […]
March 15, 2018

Courtesy Visit to DPR By the New Executive of The National Association of Energy Correspondents (NAEC)

The head of the Public Affairs Unit (PAU) of the DPR, Mr. Paul Osu in company of the entire Public Affairs team, welcomed the new Executive […]
March 9, 2018

HMSPRS OFFICIAL VISIT TO KAZTEC ENGINEERING FABRICATION COMPANY LAGOS

                               
March 5, 2018

DPR launches digital platforms for licences

Since it was transferred from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to the Ministry of Petroleum Resources as its technical arm and renamed the Department of […]
March 4, 2018

DPR Supervises Sale of PMS to Motorists at N145 in Imo, Seals Stubborn Stations

In a bid to carry out her mandate to monitor, enforce and discipline erring filling stations, the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) in Imo State is […]
March 4, 2018

DPR Cautions Filling Stations against Cheating

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Eastern zone has fined one filling station appropriately in Owerri metropolis, capital of Imo State for under dispensing premium motor […]
February 22, 2018

Nigerian International Petroleum Summit (Picture Gallery)

The Director of Petroleum Resources DPR, Mr. Mordecai Dabteni Baba Ladan, accompanied the entire Top Management Committee (TMC) of the Department to the maiden edition of […]
February 8, 2018

DPR Task force led by the Zonal Operations Controller Lagos (Mr. Wole Akinyosoye) on surveillance of Depots

DPR Task force led by the Zonal Operations Controller Lagos (Mr. Wole Akinyosoye) on surveillance of Depots and Jetties in Lagos for Petroleum distribution across the […]
February 1, 2018

Honorable Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Emmanuel I. Kachikwu met with the President of the Republic of Niger, Mahamadou Issoufou

Today, the Honorable Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Emmanuel I. Kachikwu met with the President of the Republic of Niger, Mahamadou Issoufou and the […]
January 23, 2018

The Director, Mr. M. D. B Ladan, hosted Mr Colin Klappa the new Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Addax Petroleum Development (Nig) Ltd

The Director, Mr. M. D. B Ladan, hosted Mr Colin Klappa the new Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Addax Petroleum Development (Nig) Ltd and […]
January 11, 2018

SOCIAL MEDIA DISCLAIMER ON RECRUITMENT 2018

The attention of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has been drawn to the activities of some fraudulent persons posing as agents of DPR by offering […]
November 16, 2017

PRESS RELEASE

Our attention has been drawn to the publication in some national newspapers of Monday, 13th November, 2017 alleging that DPR failed to remit and diverted the […]
November 11, 2017

Department of Petroleum Resources Hosts The Executives Of The Nigerian Association Of LPG Marketers (NALPGAM) at DPR Head Office Lagos

The Department of Petroleum Resources 3h recently played host to the newly elected executive members of Nigerian Association of LPG Marketers (NALPGAM) who were on a […]
November 8, 2017

DPR Organizes DSO Stakeholders Forum In Lagos

On 2nd November 2017, the DPR organised a DSO Stakeholders Forum at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos with the theme “Solving the Challenges in […]
October 20, 2017

House of Representatives Committee on Downstream Petroleum seek to end Apapa traffic gridlock

The Director of Petroleum Resources, Mr. Mordecai Danteni Baba Ladan on Monday October 16, 2017 along with members of DPR’s top management, hosted members of the […]
September 26, 2017

DPR Engagement with Companies on Data Requirements for the Nigerian Gas Flare Commercialization Programme (NGFCP)

By: Kunle Abisoye Upstream Division, Lagos Headquarters Historical Background The objective of the NGFCP is to provide a commercial approach to the elimination of routine gas […]
September 22, 2017

Standing Committee on the Harmonization of Sops on Operations in Nigeria’s Maritime Environment Visit DPR

Members of the standing committee on the implementation of a harmonized standard operating procedure (SOP) on arrest, detention and prosecution of vessels and persons in Nigeria’s […]
September 21, 2017

Stakeholder engagement on the implementation of the IMPEX online process

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) hosted executives in the banking sector to an interactive session facilitated by the Strategy & Performance Evaluation Unit at the […]
September 6, 2017

Tender

August 25, 2017

DISCLAIMER

DISCLAIMER The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) wishes to draw the attention of the public to the existence of a Facebook account purportedly belonging to the […]
August 23, 2017

DPR to Collaborate with Lagos State Government on Oil and Gas Development

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has indicated its willingness to collaborate with the Lagos State Government in their quest to develop a road map for […]
August 23, 2017

Courtesy Visit to DPR by The Nigerian Institution of Safety Engineers

The Executive committee, led by the Chairman Nigerian Institution of Safety Engineers, Engr. A.B. Oyedepo (FNSE) paid a courtesy visit to the Director DPR on Tuesday […]
August 15, 2017

DPR Engages Banks over the Development and Launching Of IMPEX (Import & Export Regulatory Administration) Online Solution

A stakeholder workshop was held at the DPR headquarters in Lagos on Tuesday August 8, 2017 to apprise the banking community on the soon to be […]
August 11, 2017

RE: Ongoing staff recruitment EXERCISE into DPR

As the public is aware, the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) is currently conducting a staff recruitment exercise aimed at selecting suitably qualified persons from a […]
August 3, 2017

DPR host NIPC and Singaporean trade & investment delegation in Lagos

The Department of Petroleum Resources on Wednesday August 2, 2017 played host to a Singaporean delegation on trade and investment, who were visiting the country under […]
July 31, 2017

PRESS STATEMENT: NATIONAL PETROLEUM POLICY APPROVED BY THE FEDERAL EXECUTIVE COUNCIL, AS KACHIKWU COMMITS TO IMMEDIATE IMPLEMENTATION, POST-GAZETTING

OFFICE OF THE HONOURABLE MINISTER OF STATE, PETROLEUM RESOURCES PRESS STATEMENT NATIONAL PETROLEUM POLICY APPROVED BY THE FEDERAL EXECUTIVE COUNCIL, AS KACHIKWU COMMITS TO IMMEDIATE IMPLEMENTATION, […]
July 24, 2017

Ladan sets up investigation machinery for Calabar fire incident

The Director of Petroleum Resources, Mr. Mordecai Danteni Baba Ladan on Wednesday July 19, 2017 inspected Linc tank farm in Calabar, scene of a ghastly fire […]
July 19, 2017

PRESS REJOINDER

REJOINDER The attention of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has been drawn to a publication in Thisday Newspapers of Monday, July 17, 2017 alleging that […]
July 3, 2017

Revised General Requirements and Guidance Information for the Establishment Modular Refinery

As part of the strategy to reposition the Nigeria Oil & Gas industry, a roadmap of short and medium term priorities aimed at developing a stable […]
June 14, 2017

Public Notice

In compliance with the directives of the Acting President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, GCON, contained in the executive order 001 […]
June 7, 2017

DPR holds a 1-day LPG public sensitization workshop in Owerri

The Owerri Zonal office of the Department of Petroleum Resources on May 31st, 2017 held a workshop that aimed to sensitize stakeholders and the public on […]
May 17, 2017

DPR BAGS OUTSTANDING SAFETY MERIT AWARD

The selection panel of the 2017 edition of the Nigerian Safety and Security Awards (NSAS)/Lecture Series organized by Safety & Security Watch Magazine has awarded the […]
May 3, 2017

DPR DIRECTOR HOSTS SOCIETY OF PETROLEUM ENGINEERS (SPE) DELEGATION IN LAGOS

The Director of Petroleum Resources, Mr. Mordecai Danteni Baba Ladan along with some of his top management committee members and other senior staff of the Department, […]
April 12, 2017

DPR participates in conferences and exhibitions

The 53rd International conference and exhibition of the Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS) which took place from the 26th – 31st of March, 2017 at […]
March 17, 2017

THE NIGERIAN ASSOCIATION FOR ENERGY ECONOMICS PAYS A COURTESY CALL ON THE DIRECTOR OF DPR

The Executive Council of the Nigerian Association for Energy Economics (NAEE) led by its President, Professor Wumi Iledare, recently paid a courtesy call on the Director […]
March 6, 2017

DEPARTMENT OF PETROLEUM RESOURCES (DPR) WARNS PETROLEUM PRODUCTS MARKERTERS AGAINST HOARDING, DIVERSION AND ADULTRATION OF PETROLEUM PRODUCTS

It has come to the attention of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) the unwholesome activities of some petroleum products marketers who indulged in hoarding and […]
February 28, 2017

DPR PARTICIPATES AT THE INAUGURAL WEST AFRICAN INTERNATIONAL PETROLEUM EXHIBITION AND CONFERENCE (WAIPEC) 2017.

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) participated at the  recently concluded West African International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (WAIPEC) by showcasing some of its regulatory services […]
February 9, 2017

PUBLIC NOTICE

Our attention has been drawn to the activities of some unscrupulous persons exploiting the recent newspaper advertisements of employment vacancies by the Department of Petroleum Resources […]
January 10, 2017

House committee on upstream reiterate support for DPR

In a recent visit to the Department of Petroleum Resources as part of its oversight responsibilities, the House committee on upstream petroleum led by its Chairman, […]
December 6, 2016

Press Release

The attention of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has been drawn to the activities of some fraudulent syndicates who have been parading themselves as agents […]
October 14, 2016

DPR MEDICAL and PUBLIC AFFAIRS UNIT ORGANISE HEALTH TALK FOR STAFF TO COMEMORATE WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY AND BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

A Health talk was organized at the Department of Petroleum Resources on Monday 10th October, 2016 to observe “World Mental Health Day” which is aimed at […]
October 7, 2016

DPR staff celebrate 56 years of Nigeria’s independence in style and colour

Nigeria has come a long way in the comity of nations.  As we Celebrate 56 years of our independence and history as a nation, it is […]
September 25, 2016

PRESS RELEASE

DEPARTMENT OF PETROLEUM RESOURCES 7 KOFO ABAYOMI STREET, VICTORIA ISLAND, LAGOS PRESS RELEASE   Our attention has been drawn to an online publication quoting from a […]
September 13, 2016

Invitation for Expression Of Interest (EOI) for The Selection of An International Consultant to Organise the Nigeria International Oil And Gas Summit (NIOGS), Abuja Nigeria

FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA MINISTRY OF PETROLEUM RESOURCES (MPR) IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE NIGERIAN NATIONAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION (NNPC) INVITATION FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI) FOR THE […]
September 4, 2016

Kachikwu visits DPR; charges staff to rethink strategy of engagement

  The Honourable Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, last Friday September 1, 2016 paid his maiden visit to the Department of […]
August 26, 2016

Nigeria saves N1.4 trillion from subsidy removal

 The Federal Government of Nigeria has made a savings in excess of N1.4 trillion since subsidy was removed from petrol earlier this year. This good news […]
June 22, 2016

United States Government delegation visit DPR

The Director of Petroleum Resources, Mr. Mordecai Baba Ladan on Wednesday June 15, 2016 hosted a delegation from the United States Government Bureau of Energy Resources, […]
May 18, 2016

New Framework for Petroleum Products Supply, Distribution and Pricing – May 2016

May 5, 2016

IMPORTANT PRESS RELEASE

  THE DEPARTMENT OF PETROLEUM RESOURCES (DPR) WISHES TO DRAW THE ATTENTION OF DEPOT OPERATORS, MARKETERS AND OTHER STAKEHOLDERS IN THE DOWNSTREAM PETROLEUM SECTOR TO THE […]
February 29, 2016

DEPARTMENT OF PETROLEUM RESOURCES AND LAKESHORE CANCER CENTER LAGOS ORGANISE FREE BREAST CANCER SCREENING FOR 100 WOMEN OF ETI-OSA COMMUNITY.

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) in collaboration with Lakeshore Cancer Centre, Lagos (LCC) on Tuesday the 23rd February, 2016 the DPR/LCC organised a “Free Breast […]
February 18, 2016

DPR PARTNERS WITH  LAKESHORE CANCER  CENTER ON  FREE  BREAST CANCER  SCREENING  FOR  STAFF

The Department recently organized a free “Breast Cancer” screening exercise for 25 female headquarters staff at its clinic in Lagos. The exercise was held in conjunction […]
February 4, 2016

PUBLIC FEEDBACK PLATFORM

We hereby inform the general public that a DPR call-centre is now available with the under-listed numbers and two mobile application platforms for social media interactions, […]
February 4, 2016

DPR EXHIBITS AT THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF OFFSHORE WEST AFRICA (OWA) 2016 

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) participated in the recently concluded OWA conference and exhibition which held 26th – 28th of January, 2016 at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. The theme of this year’s conference “POSITIONING FOR […]
February 1, 2016

DPR to impose N10 million fine on erring depots

The Director of Petroleum Resources, Mr. Mordecai Ladan recently in Abuja announced new sanctions regimes for the downstream sector. DPR would henceforth be imposing a ten […]
January 28, 2016

DPR Holds Stakeholders Forum With Marginal Fields Operators on Gas Fiscal Terms

The DPR recently met with marginal fields operators to discuss areas of cooperation particularly as it relates to gas fiscal terms. The Director of Petroleum Resources, […]
January 6, 2016

Press Release

December 31, 2015

INVITATION FOR PRE-QUALIFICATION AND TENDER

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), the Technical arm of the Ministry of Petroleum Resources located at No. 7 Kofo Abayomi Street, Victoria Island, Lagos intend […]
November 30, 2015

Fuel distribution and sales: Nationwide situation report & feedback

The Department of Petroleum Resources assures the public that steps are being taken to increase nationwide surveillance of depots, trucking / delivery and retail outlets to ensure […]
November 19, 2015

Kachikwu highlights new policy thrust for the sector

The newly appointed Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu stated recently that the policy thrust and focus of the Oil and Gas Industry […]
October 15, 2015

OUTSOURCING OF DRIVERS/MECHANICS – INVITATION TO TENDER

  Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) intends to outsource its Drivers/Mechanics services to enhance its logistics operations. Applications are therefore invited from reputable and technically competent […]
September 17, 2015

New postings and redeployments in DPR (Updated)

As part of measures to reposition the Department and to enshrine accountability, efficiency and performance motivation towards improved regulation and effective monitoring of the oil and […]
August 25, 2015

Press Release: The Ogbele Gas Utilization & Development Project wins the 2015 Global Gas Flare Reduction Excellence Award

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) announces with great pride the recognition of an indigenous petroleum company, the Niger Delta Petroleum Resources Limited, as the winner […]
August 12, 2015

Public Notice

July 31, 2015

PRESS RELEASE

Resulting from a meeting held on Wednesday 29th July, 2015 in Lagos between the Department of Petroleum Resources and all stakeholders in the downstream sector of […]
July 3, 2015

DPR represented at the Energy Institute’s Nigeria Producers Forum

DPR has reiterated government’s commitment to support and provide enabling environment for indigenous players in upstream sector to maximize the local potentials. This was stated by […]
June 30, 2015

DPR emphasizes use of on-line portal for downstream permits

 The acting Director of Petroleum Resources, Mr. Mordecai Ladan has called for strong emphasis to be laid on the use of the DPR on-line portal to […]
June 26, 2015

Ladan appointed to head DPR

The Federal Government of Nigeria in a memorandum dated June 19, 2015 has appointed Mr. Mordecai Danteni Baba Ladan to oversee the activities of the Department […]
May 26, 2015

INVITATION FOR PRE-QUALIFICATION AND TENDER FOR THE PROVISION OF SECURITY SERVICES

The Department of Petroleum Resources is requesting for bids from interested security organisations to provide guarding services at the following locations in Lagos. DPR Headquarters 7, […]
May 20, 2015

DPR embarks on a road-show to promote modular refineries

The Honourable Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke has approved the development of guidelines for the establishment of modular refineries in the country. These guidelines […]
May 19, 2015

A Sensitization Programme on the Establishment of Modular Refineries.

A Sensitization Programme on the Establishment of Modular Refineries. Date : Tuesday 19th May 2015. Venue : Eko Hotel & Suites Victoria Island, Lagos (Jasmine Hall) […]
May 18, 2015

Dodams

May 12, 2015

DPR Re-introduces Annual Statistical Bulletin

The Nigerian oil & gas industry 2013 Annual Statistical Bulletin (ASB) is now available for purchase by members of the public. Information in the Bulletin covers […]
April 10, 2015

Notice to stakeholders and the general public!

Please find outlined below bank account details for the National Data Repository (NDR) BANK : CITI BANK, NA 111 WALL STREET, NEW YORK, 10043 SWIFT CODE […]
March 23, 2015

Important Public Notice

March 19, 2015

FG prepares the ground for gas transportation network code

The Federal Government is set to introduce the Nigerian Gas Transportation Network Code which is critical to government’s objective in firming up the country’s domestic gas […]
March 10, 2015

Nigeria is a haven for viable investments

As Nigeria cranks up the turbines in a bid to bolster its power generation needs, gas to power has been identified as a viable area for […]
March 5, 2015

Fuel shortage eases, as supply improves nationwide

Reports coming in from DPR surveillance teams in the field indicate that the recent shortage of premium motor spirit observed in the country has abated, as […]
February 9, 2015

Inter-Agency Committee on Crude Evacuation Meets at DPR to Fine-tune Guidelines

The relevant government agencies met at the Department of Petroleum Resources, Lagos on February 3rd, 2015 to discuss arising challenges on storage, evacuation and disposal of […]
January 19, 2015

19th Annual Edition of Offshore West Africa

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January 8, 2015

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December 15, 2014

FG sets March 2015 as deadline for non-performing marginal fields

The Director of Petroleum Resources, Mr. George Osahon has confirmed that government has set March 2015 as deadline for all the marginal fields awarded in 2004 […]
December 3, 2014

The 16th International Biennial HSE Conference flags off in Lagos

The 16th Edition of the International Biennial HSE Conference on the Oil and Gas Industry of Nigeria kicked off on Monday December 1st, 2014 at the […]
November 28, 2014

Diezani elected President of OPEC

The Honourable Minister for Petroleum Resources and leader of the country’s delegation to the ongoing 166th General Meeting of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) […]
November 11, 2014

DPR to improve communication and engagement with media

The Assistant Director of Public Affairs, Ms. Dorothy Bassey has assured the media of an improved level of communication and strategic engagement in DPR’s quest for […]
November 7, 2014

DPR Director advocates high standards for downstream operations

At the just concluded 8th Edition of the Oil Trading and Logistics Expo (OTL) which held 28-30 October, 2014 at the Oriental Hotel, Lagos, the Director […]
October 16, 2014

Visit of The Director of Petroleum Resources Mr. George Osahon to DPR Ibadan Field Office on Oct 2nd 2014 in Pictures

October 10, 2014

DPR Management and staff celebrate Nigeria’s centenary

It was a serial celebration of our unity, strength, nationalism and cultural diversity in splendor and colour, as DPR Management and staff in Lagos Headquarters and […]
October 4, 2014

Thisday Live : As DPR Goes Digital

Chika Amanze-Nwachuku writes that the current move by the Department of Petroleum Resources to fully digitalise its operations, is the right step geared towards improved service […]
September 27, 2014

DPR Advises Product Marketers to Shun Unwholesome Practices

The Department of Petroleum Resources has advised petroleum product marketers to shun unwholesome practices in their operations and align with government to sanitise the Downstream sector. […]
September 23, 2014

Vanguard – DPR says migration to electronic operations yields dividends

It is no gainsaying that technology has changed practically every facet of the human life from lifestyle to living, and most importantly the way humans do […]