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EPRA flags 22 fuel, LPG dealers for malpractices

99% of the sites were found to be compliant with operational requirements

In Summary
  • The energy sector regulator carried out 5328 tests at 1151 petroleum sites on diverse dates between July 17 and September 24.
  • EPRA has taken various remedial action on the dealers including the closing down of entire station
A fuel tanker offloads petrol at a petrol station.Photo Elkana Jacob
A fuel tanker offloads petrol at a petrol station.Photo Elkana Jacob

The Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) has flagged 14 fuel and eight LPG dealers over malpractices.

The 22 indicted sites are spread out across the country including Nairobi, Nakuru, Homabay, Bungoma, Marsabit, Busia and Kakamega and Saiga Filling Station

The dealers have been flagged for various offences including selling fuel destined for the export market locally, offering adulterated fuel for sale and the possession of fuel meant for export without authorization.

The eight liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) facilities were  found to be refilling and trading with LPG cylinders belonging to other licensees without consent.

EPRA has taken various remedial action on the dealers including the closing down of entire stations, closing offending pumps, impounding transport trucks and arresting owners of non-compliant stations.

The energy sector regulator carried out 5328 tests at 1151 petroleum sites on diverse dates between July 17 and September 24.

Some of petrol stations closed include Nyang’inja Filling Station in Kendu Bay, Jasho Filling Station in Imbo, Bahari Filling Station in Wundanyi and Saiga Filling Station in Nyamira.

Most  of the sites were found to be compliant with operational requirements.