Residents of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, are in a jouous mood as Gastab Mega filling station continued to defy odds against the landing cost of Premium Motor Spirit, popularly known as petrol, by selling at N141 in all its stations.
Checks conducted round the city for the fourth day running showed that Gastab, owned by 2nd Deputy Zonal Chairman, Petroleum Tanker Drivers of NUPENG (Lagos zone), Saheed Omogbolahan, is selling the product at N141.
The price is below the Federal Government official pump price of N143.
The stations are in areas like Awolowo Road, Oke -Ado and Polytechnic Eleyele expressway.
Though there were long queues, but motorists are conducting themselves in orderly manner as petrol was being sold to them at N141.
Another leading depot owner in the country, Bovas, is also selling in virtually all its filling stations along Ologuneru-Eruwa Road, Apata, Bodija, Oluyole and other areas in Ibadan at N143 per litre.
The situation was the same at SAO filling stations owned by the National Chairman, PTD of NUPENG, Chief Salimon Akanni Oladiti, as his stations dispense at N143 per litre.
Total filling station is also selling at N145/litre in most of its filling stations visited.
Some recalcitrant marketers are however selling at nocturnal times from 10pm till the wee hours at prices ranging from N180 to N250/litre.
A litre of fuel still goes for N350 at Black markets in Sabo, Mokola area of the city.