Shell fuel stations to stop selling kerosene from midnight tonight
Oil marketer Vivo Energy that runs the Shell fuel stations will from midnight stop the sale of kerosene at its outlets.
The move is expected to minimise chances of fuel adulteration.
Four of its fuel outlets were among the 56 petroleum outlets that had been listed by the Energy Regulatory selling adulterated fuel.
“Given that Kerosene is the main component of adulteration in both Super and Diesel, Vivo Energy Kenya has with effect from midnight tonight stopped selling Kerosene at all Shell Service Stations in order to minimise any chance of fuel adulteration,” Vivo Energy said in a statement.
Vivo Energy says it had resolved the matter with the regulator and re-opened its affected outlets.
“The matter of the adulterated fuels has been discussed, resolved and finalised with ERC and the stations are now operational after complying with the regulator’s instructions as indicated on the advertisement,” the oil marketer said.
According to the energy regulator, Vivo Energy has paid Sh2.5 million in taxes and penalties for the breach.
The energy regulator has been pushing the government to increase the price of kerosene, arguing that its low price had made attractive for illegal business to mix it with super petrol and diesel.
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