ERC sounds alarm over sale of adulterated fuel

June 30, 2017 (3 weeks ago)
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According to the Commission, some of the stations were selling petrol and diesel contaminated with Kerosine while the others were offering product which was meant for export/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, June 30 – The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has sounded an alert over 12 filling stations and trucks selling adulterated fuel across the country.

According to the Commission, some of the stations were selling petrol and diesel contaminated with Kerosine while the others were offering product which was meant for export.

Areas affected include Meru Central, Kinango, Kisii South, Magarini, Kirinyaga east, Juja, Bungoma South and Kisumu east.

“During the period April – June 2017, a total of 4,521 tests were conducted at 750 petroleum sites.

From the tests, 98.4 percent of the sites were found to compliant. However tests from 12 sites turned out to be non-compliant,” the statement said.

Other areas where the contaminated fuel was found are matungu, mumias, Kitalale and Kehancha.

The Commission stated that five of the stations have been closed indefinitely while the rest reopened after paying hefty fines.

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