The Standards Authority in the West African country, Ghana, has fined each of the 10 fuel stations that were found to have been under-delivering fuel to consumers GHS5000.
The stations were found out following an inspection of fuel measuring and dispensing instruments in parts of the country.
The 10 stations include: Shell, Motorway Extension; Total, McCarthy Hill; GOIL Mile 11; Frimps Oil, Tetegu junction; GOIL, Galilea; Frimps Oil, Spintex Road; Glory Oil, Spintex Road; Allied Oil, Sakaman; Shell, Amanfrom West and Goodness Energy, Kasoa.
In addition, two companies; Galaxy Oil, Spintex Road; and Agapet, Spintex Road, had broken the Ghana Standards Authority seal without permission.
“In summary, out of 65 stations visited, 55 delivered right quantities whilst 10 under-delivered,” the GSA said in a statement.
Below is the full statement:
The Ghana Standards Authority as part of its mandate to enforce the provisions of the Weights and Measures Act 1975, NRCD 326, has been inspecting fuel measuring and dispensing instruments in parts of the country after the first phase of the GSA routine national fuel measuring devices verification exercise.
Inspectors from the Metrology Directorate carried out unannounced inspections of fuel pumps in randomly selected fuel stations in the Greater Accra, Central and Eastern Regions.
The exercise was to mainly ensure the followingGH:
To verify the accuracy of fuel dispensing pumps used by fuel dealers.
To inspect and record if the fuel stations have the 10 L visugauges
To inspect and ensure that GSA plastic seals on dispensing pumps are not tampered with
To lock the nozzles of dispensing pumps that are under-delivering
To issue out notices of failure if the pumps failed the test for a penalty
The number of stations visited are Shell (11), Total (15), GOIL (12), Fraga Oil (1), Lucky Oil (1), Engen (1), Frimps (2), Petrosol (3), Top Oil (2), Star oil (2), Goodness
(1), Semanhyia (1), Galaxy Oil ( (1), Nick Petroleum (2), Agapet (1), Puma (2), Glory Oil (1), Allied (1), Radiances (1), EVl (1), Power Fuel (1), Universal (1), Compass
The following ten (10) stations were found to be under-delivering: Shell, Motorway Extension; Total, McCarthyHill; GOIL Mile 11; Frimps Oil, Tetegu junction; GOIL, Galilea; Frimps Oil, Spintex Road; Glory Oil, Spintex Road; Allied Oil, Sakaman; Shell, Amanfrom West and Goodness Energy, Kasoa.
In addition, 2 companies Galaxy Oil, Spintex Road and Agapet, Spintex Road had broken the GSA seal without permission.
In summary, out of 65 stations visited, 55 delivered right quantities whilst 10 under-delivered.
Two companies had broken the GSA seal without permission.
The Ghana Standards Authority wishes to assure the public that it will continue to execute its legal mandate to protect consumers and promote trade by collaborating with the National Petroleum Authority and other statutory bodies as well as with the Oil Marketing Companies in the interest of consumers and the nation.
The GSA counts on the support and collaboration of the general public and all stakeholders in this national exercise.
For further information, contact the Director of Corporate Communication, Ghana Standards Authority.