LIST OF PETROLEUM FACILITIES IN KENYA FOUND WITH ADULTERATED OR EXPORT FUEL, APRIL – JUNE 2017

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The Energy Regulatory Commission has published a list of petroleum retail outlets and petroleum tankers found with adulterated fuel or fuel meant for export between April and June 2017.

4,521 tests were conducted at 750 petroleum sites during the period under review. Only 12 sites showed non-compliance. This means that 98.4% of sites were compliant, implying that the compliance rate is very high.

Fuel adulteration is a menace to consumers because it ruins motor vehicle engines while causing air pollution. The sale of fuel meant for export violates tax laws because it denies the state much needed revenue required to support development programmes.

The Energy Regulatory Commission is mandated under Section 95 of the Energy Act 2006 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. In this regard, the Commission undertakes a program of continuous monitoring of the quality of petroleum motor fuels on sale, transport and storage throughout the country.

During the period April – June 2017, a total of 4,521 tests were conducted at 750 petroleum sites. From the tests, 98.4% of the sites were found to be compliant.

However, tests from 12 sites turned out to be non-compliant.

Pursuant to Regulation 15 of the Energy (Retail Facility Construction and Licensing) Regulations 2013, the non-compliant stations and their particular offences are listed hereunder:

  TEST DATE NAME OF STATION COUNTY PHYSICAL NATURE OF NON-COMPLIANCE STATUS AS AT 29TH JUNE 2017  
  LOCATION  
             
               
               
          Transporting Super Petrol Truck released after upgrading the  
1 05.04.2017 KBX 049F / ZD 9621 Meru Meru Central contaminated with Kerosene product and paying taxes and penalties  
  amounting to KShs 800,000.00  
             
               
               
2 05.04.2017 Fredwity Energy Samburu Kwale Kinango Offering for sale Diesel Station closed  
Filling Station contaminated with Kerosene  
           
               
               
3 10.04.2017 Saomo Filling Station (Moga Kisii Kisii South Offering for sale Diesel Station closed  
Agencies Nyamataro) contaminated with Kerosene  
           
               
4 11.04.2017 Illegal Fueling Station at Kilifi Magarini Offering for sale Diesel Site closed and operators charged in  
Mjanaheri Trading Center contaminated with Kerosene Court.  
         
               
               
    Kukena Sacco Kutus Service     Offering for sale Super Petrol Station reopened after upgrading the  
5 09.05.2017 Kirinyaga Kirinyaga East product and paying taxes and penalties  
Station contaminated with Kerosene  
        amounting to Kshs 500,000  
             
               
            Station reopened after upgrading the  
6 15.05.2017 Delta Mugutha Service Kiambu Juja Offering for sale Super Petrol product and paying taxes and penalties  
Station contaminated with Kerosene  
        amounting to Kshs 1,600,000  
             
               
7 16.05.2017 Mukanjo Filling Station Bungoma Bungoma Offering for sale Diesel meant Station closed  
  South for export  
           
               
               
          Transporting Diesel and Super Truck released after upgrading the  
8 09.06.2017 KBP 408S Kisumu Kisumu East Petrol contaminated with product and paying taxes and penalties  
domestic kerosene amounting to KShs 1,000,000  
           
               
          Offering for sale Super Petrol Station reopened after upgrading the  
    Neema Filling Station     contaminated with Kerosene  
9 16.06.2017 Kakamega Matungu product and paying taxes and penalties  
Koyonzo    
          amounting to Kshs 130,100  
             
               
          Offering for sale Super Petrol Station reopened after upgrading the  
    Harambee (Gabriel Osundwa)     contaminated with Kerosene  
10 16.06.2017 Kakamega Mumias product and paying taxes and penalties  
    Filling Station       amounting to Kshs 142,700  
             
               
               
    Ebenezer (Moses S. Kwalia)     Offering for sale Super Petrol    
11 20.06.2017 Trans Nzoia Kitalale meant for export Station Closed  
Filling Station  
             
               
          Offering for sale Super Petrol    
          and Diesel meant for export Station reopened after upgrading the  
             
12 20.06.2017 Somonta Energy Filling Migori Kehancha   product and paying taxes and penalties  
Station    
   
        Offering for sale diesel amounting to Kshs 175,050  
           
             
          contaminated with Kerosene    
               
               

 

The Commission maintains a hotline number (0708 444 000), operational during normal working hours to enhance enforcement and compliance activities.

Members of the public are requested to report suspected cases of petroleum fuels adulteration or export dumping through the hotline number.

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