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Stations closed after ERC’s tests at 753 petroleum sites

By Fredrick Obura | Published Fri, September 29th 2017 at 10:38, Updated September 29th 2017 at 10:43 GMT +3
Motorist fueling his car at a petrol station (PHOT: Getty)

NAIROBI, KENYA: Energy Regulatory Commission has closed a number of petrol stations selling adulterated or export bound motor fuels in the local market.

In the latest crackdown, the commission closed six stations and reopened a number after paying fine running into hundreds of shillings.

Under the Energy Act 2006, the commission is mandated to monitor petroleum products offered for sale in the local market with the aim of preventing motor fuel adulteration or dumping of export bound fuels.

The commission says it conducted 4,459 tests at 753 petroleum sites and from the tests, 97.5 percent of the sites were found to be compliant. However, tests from 19 sites turned out to be non-compliant.

Legit Kinamba Filling Station (Nyandarua), Capital Filling Station Busibwabo (Busia), Sylvester Okoth Filling Station Busibwabo (Busia), Petronas Service Station (Kiambu), Josna Filling Station (Nairobi), and  Yatcher Filling Station (Trans Nzoia) were closed in the crackdown.