• The authority undertakes random and enforcement on LPG facilities in a bid to enhance compliance, security, safety, and promote consumer protection.
• According to the authority, from the tests, 99.15 per cent of the sites were found to be compliant.
Energy and Petroleum Regulator has issued a statement on its concluded January - March exercise of monitoring the petroleum products offered for sale in the market.
A total of 5,426 tests were conducted at 1,182 petroleum sites.
According to the authority, from the tests, 99.15 per cent of the sites were found to be compliant.
“However, tests from Ten (10) sites turned out to be non-compliant.”
The authority undertakes random enforcement on LPG facilities in a bid to enhance compliance, security, safety, and promote consumer protection.
The dealers have been flagged for various offences including selling fuel destined for the export market locally, offering adulterated fuel for sale, and possession of fuel meant for export without authorization.
The listed sites are spread out across the country including Kiambu, Nairobi, and Nakuru.
The facilities that were found undertaking liquefied petroleum gas malpractice are; Greatlakes Limited in Kiambu county, Kaka Gas limited in Nairobi, Instagas limited in Kiambu, Tanga Gas Limited in Murang’a, and Salama Gas in Nairobi.
The ten stations are; Bonee Transactions filling station in Kitui which was offering for sale diesel containing high Sulphur, German Truck Engineers Limited in Meru, Bunyore Express filling station in Vihiga, Enjoy Filling station in Trans Nzoia, Masaba filling station in Migori, Hakise filling station in Nakuru, Hama Enterprises in Murang’a, Ciumbu in Murang’aNeema filling station in Busia, and a Truck KCH 148Z in Isiolo county.
EPRA has taken various remedial actions against the dealers including the closing down of entire stations, closing offending pumps, impounding transport trucks, and arresting owners of non-compliant stations.