. Bill o Supplement to Official Gazette No. 30,° Vol. 72, 6th June, 1985—Part B. SI. 15 of 1985 PETROLEUM DECREE 1969 if | (1969 No.. aN 51) . Petroleum Products (Identification of Tankers) Regulations 1985 Commencement : 31st May 1985 Inexercise of the powers conferred by section 8 of the Petroleum Act 1969, and all other powers enabling me in that behalf, I, the Minister of Petroleum and Energy, hereby make the following regulations :— 1, As from the commencement of these regulations, and for the purposes Approved of identifying a tanker, the colours listed in the colour code set out in the colours Om i. tankers, etc. Schedule to thesé regulations shall be tlie approved colours to be painted on every ‘tanker carrying or transporting petroleum products in bulk within Nigeria or across the Nigerian borders. . 2. Every tanker painted with the colours listed in the colour code set . ‘Transporta- out in the said Schedule shall carry or transport within Nigeria and across tion of par- ticular brand the Nigerian borders only the particular brand of petroleum product in of petroleum bulk for which it was painted. oe ° products to be by painted tanker, 3. No tanker shall be used to carry or transport any particular brand of Prohibition of petroleum products in bulk within Nigeria and across the Nigerian borders transporting unless it was painted in the colours ‘listed in the colour code set out in the petroleum - products in said Schedule. ~ . tanker not _ painted in listed colours. 4, As from the commencementof these ‘regulations, every tanker engaged: Inscription _ dn bunkering operations within Nigeria and across the Nigerian borders shall of the word, inscribe the word “BUNKERING” on both sides of the tanker which — “BUNKER- ING” . . emerge above the water level for easy identification. 5. Any person (whether corporate or unincorporate) who contravenes Offence, the provisions of these regulations sHall commit an offence, and shall be penalty, ' Hable on conviction to afine of N100 or to imprisonment for a term of etc. six months or both and in addition to any punishment to be iniposed. by the Minister or an officer designated in writing by him in that behalf under regulation 6 of these regulations. _ an 6, In addition to the provisions of regulation 5.of these regulations the Minister or any designated. officer, may— so an (a) cause any person, corporate or unincorporate, who contravenes the provisions of these regulations, to be arrested by a police officer ; (5) seize the tanker and the petroleum products therein ; . (c) order the payment of the value of the said products by any such person, to the Federal Military Government; (d) at any time: cancel or withdraw any licence or permit granted to the owner of such tanker; oe (e) take “other. measures which he may deem necessary for the purpose of preventing the breach of any provision of these regulations.