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Oryx, Petro City stations cited in adulteration of fuel

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Three Oryx Petrol Stations: in Bukoto, Kazinga/Bweyogerere and Kiwatule and, Petro City in Kisenyi have been cited on a list of over 100 petrol stations that sell substandard fuel in the country.

However, according to statistics, over 1000 petrol stations in Uganda sell adulterated fuel contrary to the Petroleum Act, 2013.

And, in a report, the Daily Monitor newspaper reported that fuel adulteration is mainly done by adding inferior quality substances including among others diesel and paraffin to petrol. This, the reports indicated, result into malfunctioning of engine, failure of components and compromising safety.

According to the act, the ministry of energy that is responsible for regulating companies interested in the oil and gas business, can penalize an operator by revoking a license or fining the wayward operator.

Daily Monitor reported that fuel adulteration is as a result of inadequate members of staff to monitor all fuel dealers in the country and the continuous proliferation of districts.

Over years, adulteration of fuel has been a crucial issue where customers has been lamenting over substandard fuel and inappropriate measurements.

 

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