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Business News Wed, 12 Jun 2019

Ten fuel stations including GOIL and Shell found to be 'under-delivering' fuel

Some 10 fuel stations in the Greater Accra and parts of the Central Region have been found to be under-delivering the right quantities of fuel to customers.

This was discovered after the Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) carried out unannounced inspections of fuel pumps at randomly selected fuel stations in the Greater Accra, Central and Eastern Regions.

The stations which were found to be under-delivering are the Shell station at the Motorway Extension; Total at McCarthyHill in Accra; GOIL at Mile 11; Frimps Oil at Tetegu junction; GOIL at Galilea; and Frimps Oil on Spintex Road.

The rest are Glory Oil on the Spintex Road; Allied Oil at Sakaman; Shell at Amanfrom West and Goodness Energy at Kasoa.

Two other companies, Galaxy Oil, Spintex Road and Agapet, Spintex Road were found to have broken the GSA seal without permission.

A statement issued by the GSA on Wednesday said the routine checks are part of the Authority’s mandate to enforce the provisions of the Weights and Measures Act 1975, NRCD 326.

It said the exercise was to mainly to verify the accuracy of fuel dispensing pumps used by fuel dealers as well as inspect and record if the fuel stations have the 10 L visugauges.

Also, the exercise was carried out to inspect and ensure that GSA plastic seals on dispensing pumps are not tempered with and to lock the nozzles of dispensing pumps that are under-delivering, as well as to issue out notices of failure if the pumps failed the test for a penalty.

The team that carried out the inspection visited 65 stations in total and found 55 of them delivering the right quantities while the aforementioned stations under-delivered.

The number of stations visited are Shell (11), Total (15), GOIL (12), Fraga Oil (1), Lucky Oil (1), Engen (1), Frimps (2), Petrosol (3), Top Oil(2), Star oil (2), Goodness (1).

The rest are Semanhyia (1), Galaxy Oil ( (1), Nick Petroleum (2), Agapet (1), Puma (2), Glory Oil (1), Allied (1), Radiances (1), EVl (1), Power Fuel (1), Universal (1) and Compass Oleum (1).

Below is a full copy of the statement issued by the GSA

GHANA STANDARDS AUTHORITY

PRESS RELEASE


The Ghana Standards Authority as part of its mandate to enforce the provisions of the Weights and Measures Act 1975, NRCD 326, has been inspecting fuel measuring and dispensing instruments in parts of the country after the first phase of the GSA routine national fuel measuring devices verification exercise.

Inspectors from the Metrology Directorate carried out unannounced inspections of fuel pumps in randomly selected fuel stationsin the Greater Accra, Central and Eastern Regions.

The exercise was to mainly ensure the following:

To verify the accuracy of fuel dispensing pumps used by fuel dealers. To inspect and record if the fuel stations have the 10 L visugauges To inspect and ensure that GSA plastic seals on dispensing pumps are not tempered with To lock the nozzles of dispensing pumps that are under-delivering To issue out notices of failure if the pumps failed the test for a penalty The number of stations visited are Shell (11), Total (15), GOIL (12), Fraga Oil (1), Lucky Oil (1), Engen (1), Frimps (2), Petrosol (3), Top Oil(2), Star oil (2), Goodness (1), Semanhyia (1), Galaxy Oil ( (1), Nick Petroleum (2), Agapet (1), Puma (2), Glory Oil (1), Allied (1), Radiances (1), EVl (1), Power Fuel (1), Universal (1), Compass Oleum (1)

The following ten (10) stations were found to be under-delivering: Shell, Motorway Extension; Total, McCarthyHill;GOIL Mile 11; Frimps Oil, Tetegu junction; GOIL, Galilea; Frimps Oil, Spintex Road; Glory Oil, Spintex Road; Allied Oil, Sakaman; Shell, Amanfrom West and Goodness Energy, Kasoa.In addition, 2 companies Galaxy Oil, Spintex Road and Agapet, Spintex Road had broken the GSA seal without permission.

In summary, out of 65 stations visited, 55 delivered right quantities whilst 10 under-delivered.

Two companies had broken the GSA seal without permission.

The Ghana Standards Authority wishes to assure the public that it will continue to execute its legal mandate to protect consumers and promote trade by collaborating with the National Petroleum Authority and other statutory bodies as well as with the Oil Marketing Companies in the interest of consumers and the nation. The GSA counts on the support and collaboration of the general public and all stakeholders in this national exercise.

For further information, contact the Director of Corporate Communication, Ghana Standards Authority. Ghana Standards Authority, P. O. BOX MB 245, Accra Visiting address: Okponglo, off Accra-Legon road, Shiashie, Accra, Ghana Tel: Office: +233 (0) 302 501493, 0302 500065/6/7

Source: Graphic.com.gh