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EPRA urged members of the public to report stations suspected to be selling adulterated fuel

The energy and petroleum regulatory authority has called out many petrol stations selling adulterated fuel.

The discovery follows tests conducted at 1,040 petroleum sites between October and December 2022.

“From the tests, 1,033 (99.33 per cent) sites were compliant. However, tests from 7 sites (0.67 per cent) turned out to be non-compliant,” EPRA said in a public notice.

During the investigations, EPRA found that Joy Filling Station at Kombani Junction in Kwale County was found offering for sale Super Petrol adulterated with domestic kerosene.

The pump was however closed and later open after paying a fine of Sh70,000 and complying with the requisite laws.

Jey-EM Filling Station, Ngara in Nairobi was closed after tests indicated that it was selling Diesel adulterated with domestic Kerosene.

Remuki Filling Station, Gitongo in Tharaka Nithi has also been closed. It was found to be selling Super Petrol containing high Sulphur content. The pump will be opened once owners comply with set standards by the authority.

Glorius Filling Station, Kwa Vonza in Kitui was also shut during the raid. It was selling super petrol adulterated with kerosene.

The pump was opened after paying Sh150,000 fine and complying with EPRA advisory.

The Kwa Kalekye Filling Station fuel pumps were sealed and closed by EPRA after it was found selling fuel meant for export.

 Jackson Thuranira Filling Station in Meru was closed after tests revealed that it was selling contaminated Super Petrol.

Moonlight Filling Station in Kisumu County was closed for selling domestic kerosene with diluted markers.

"EPRA urges members of the public to report stations suspected to be selling adulterated fuel through a hotline number 070636600 or USSD code *363#. Alternatively, members of the public through SMS service code 40850," the public notice further read.