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EPRA exposes 15 petrol stations selling contaminated fuel, see list

The Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) has shut down 15 petrol stations on allegations of selling adulterated fuel.

In a notice, the authority revealed it carried out 6,284 tests between January and March this year where it found that some petrol stations were compliant while others violated operating procedures, including selling adulterated fuel to unsuspecting motorists.

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“During the period January – March 2024, a total of 6,284 tests were conducted at 1,395 petroleum sites. From the tests, 1,380 (98.92%) of the sites were found to be compliant.

However, tests from fifteen, 15 (1.08%) sites turned out to be non-compliant,” reads the notice in part.

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Some of the shut stations are accused of selling diesel meant for export while others were found to be either selling super petrol with high levels of Sulphuric acid or diesel adulterated with domestic kerosene.

The flagged stations are in various counties across the country, including Machakos, Trans Nzoia, Kisumu, Kajiado, Bungoma, Murang’a, Embu, Nyandarua, Wajir, Samburu, and Kitui.

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They include;

  1. Samburu -Sheen Filling Station, Archers Post
  2. Trans Nzoia- Starways Filling Station
  3. Kisumu- Fourems Filling Station, Migosi
  4. Kajiado-Emmary Filling Station in Elerai
  5. Bungoma- By-Faith Filling Station in Mateka
  6. Murang’a- Jumbo Immah Filling Station in Gatunyu, Jumbostar Immah Energy Filling Station in Gatura.
  7. Embu-Nyalic Energy Filling Station
  8. Wajir-Marhaba Filling Station
  9. Kitui-TDN Filling Station in Kyuso and Rukigi Filling Station
  10. Machakos- Patveron Filling Station, Petmak Service Station and Masawa Fuel Max Filling Station
  11. Nyandarua-Maixsoil Filling Station

Three of the petrol stations were reopened after paying a penalty of between Ksh102,105 and Ksh186,357, while the rest remained closed.

EPRA is mandated under Section 92 of the Petroleum Act 2019 to monitor petroleum products offered for sale in the local market to prevent motor fuel adulteration or dumping of export-bound fuels.

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