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International Journal of Research and Scientific Innovation (IJRSI) | Volume VIII, Issue I, January 2021 | ISSN 2321–2705

Causes and Environmental Problems of Petrol Filling Stations in Residential Domain of Nigeria Town

Amakiri-whyte Belema Henry1, Aselemi Akeuloghonaan Ernest2, Akpabio M. Ufot- Akpabio3
1, & 2Department of Architecture, Kenule Beeson Saro-wiwa Polytechnic Bori Nigeria
3Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Uyo, Nigeria

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Abstract: The study identified the causes and environmental problems of petrol filling stations found in residential domain of some developing nations. The study was a survey research in which data was obtained through a 6 items questionnaire on population of 228 respondents randomly sampled from the residential Neighbourhoods of Port Harcourt city local government. The data analysis was computed using Mean and Standard Deviation on a 5- point likert scale. Findings of the study reveal among others that the main causes for locating petrol filling station in residential domain of Port Harcourt city are high population, outdated and inefficient urban planning practices, and non-compliance to physical development control regulation, poor economic policies and corruption /ignorance, among others. The findings also revealed that the environmental problems of developed petrol filling station in residential domain are also numerous and such are volatile organic compound, methane and carbon monoxide to mention a few. The paper recommended among others that international bodies should organize in-service training, seminar and symposia for federal and state ministries of housing, urban development, environment, health, energy and natural resources and all the income class in Nigeria on the implications of such significant changes in urban residential districts.

Keywords: Causes, Problems, environmental, Petrol Filling Station and Residential Domain


The easy-going processes and littering of petrol filling stations in designated residential land uses are hazardous, conterminous and forbidding in physical planning practices all over the world. In developing nations of the globe, anthropogenic actions such as petrol filling stations and related commercial land use development are common in residential neighborhoods even when they continue to fail the environmental impact evaluation test of acceptance, compactible, suitability and standard on daily basis. However, the formal examination of other land uses including petrol filling stations in a direction to understand their social and environmental advantages and disadvantages in layout or neighborhoods labeled residential is no longer a necessity in sub-Sahara countries (field work 2020).