EPRA closes pumps for 12 fuel stations countrywide over non-compliance


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The Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) has closed super petrol and diesel dispensing pumps of 12 fuel stations countrywide.

According to the regulator, the stations were selling adulterated and export bound motor fuels in the local market during the first quarter of 2021. EPRA also suspended services of repeat offenders for three months.

“Pursuant to Section 92 of the Petroleum Act 2019, EPRA is mandated to monitor petroleum products offered for sale in the local market with the aim of preventing motor fuel adulteration and dumping of export bound fuels,” a statement from the regulator reads.

During the January – March 2021 period, the Authority conducted 5,536 tests at 1,182 petroleum sites.

From the tests, 98.99% were found to be compliant. 12 sites were however found to be non-compliant.

EPRA said it acted against the twelve sites in accordance with Regulation 15 of the Energy (Retail Facility Construction and Licensing) Regulations, 2013.

“Members of the public are encouraged to report suspected cases of petroleum products adulteration or export dumping through [email protected], our hotline number 0708 000 444, the Authority’s USSD code (*363#) or the SMS service code (40850),” the statement adds.

The 12 non-compliant fuel stations whose pumps were closed are listed as follows:

  • Rani Filling Station (Embu)

Offering for sale Super Petrol containing High Sulphur. Repeat offender: Station suspended for three months effective January 12, 2021 and fined Taxes and Penalties amounting to Ksh. 432,810 which they have since paid.

Lexo Energy Busia service Station (Busia)

Domestic Kerosene marker dilution was detected. Kerosene Dispensing Pump reopened after paying Taxes and Penalties amounting to Ksh. 560,950

Half Moon Filling Station (Nakuru)

Offering for sale diesel meant for export. Diesel Dispensing Pump(s) Closed

Nyatieko Filling Station (Kisii)

Offering for sale Super Petrol meant for Export. Super Petrol Dispensing Pump(s) Closed

BM Kanyakine Filling Station (Meru)

Offering for sale Super Petrol containing High Sulphur. Super Petrol Dispensing Pump(s) Closed

Jire’s Filling Station (Trans Nzoia)

Offering for sale Super Petrol meant for Export. Super Petrol Dispensing Pump(s) reopened after paying Taxes and Penalties amounting to Ksh. 538,739

Eagle filling Station (Busia)

Offering for sale Super Petrol meant for Export. Super Petrol Dispensing Pump(s) Closed

Kuwait Filling Station (Murang’a)

Offering for sale Super Petrol meant for Export.  Super Petrol Dispensing Pump(s) Closed

Northstar Energy Service Station (Wajir)

Offering for sale Diesel containing High Sulphur. Diesel Dispensing Pump(s) Closed

Zams Filling Station (Nyamira)

Offering for sale Super Petrol containing High Sulphur. Super Petrol Dispensing Pump(s) Closed

Quality Energy Service Station (Mandera)

Offering for sale Diesel containing High Sulphur. Diesel Dispensing Pump(s) Closed

Mohamed Kosman Service Station (Mandera)

Offering for sale Diesel containing High Sulphur. Diesel Dispensing Pump(s) Closed

 

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