Between October and December 2021, the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) found 19 sites to be non-compliant in terms of providing quality, transportation and storage of fuel in the country.
The Authority conducted a total of 5,242 tests at 1,100 Petroleum sites.
From the tests, 98.27% of the sites were found to be compliant.
Epra is mandated under Section 92 of the Petroleum Act, 2019 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.
The 19 filling stations were found to have been selling either an adulterated fuel or fuel meant for export. Two among them were selling fuel containing high Sulphur.
Letesh Fuel Station in Gachie Kiambu County had domestic Kerosene maker dilution detected in domestic Kerosene. Its kerosene dispensing pump has been closed.
In Vihiga, Evolving Filling Station in Majengo was found offering for sale kerosene made for export and with diluted domestic maker. The Kerosene pumps were reopened after paying taxes and penalties amounting to Sh108,618.
Raywen Filling Station in Makindu, Makueni county, was offering for sale super petrol adulterated with domestic Kerosene. Super petrol pumps were closed.
Eric Ouma Filling Station in Omoya, in Homa Bay, was offering for sale super petrol adulterated with domestic Kerosene. Super petrol pumps were opened after paying taxes and penalties amounting to Sh50,000.
Patience Filling Station in Tunyal, Tharaka Nithi County, was offering for sale super petrol adulterated with domestic Kerosene. The stations were reopened after upgrading the products and paying taxes and penalties amounting to Sh251,594
Lake Oil Mtwapa Service Station in Mtwapa, Kilifi County, had domestic Kerosene maker dilution detected in domestic Kerosene. Its kerosene dispensing pumps have been closed.
Hass Petroleum Service Station in Marsabit County was found offering for sale super petrol adulterated with domestic Kerosene. The station is in operation after paying taxes and penalties amounting to Ksh250,404.
Bunde Filling Station in Othoo, Migori County, was offering for sale super petrol adulterated with domestic Kerosene. Super petrol dispensing pumps have been closed.
Diesel for export
In Machakos Ombac Filling Station operating in Joska, Kamburu Service Station operating in Masinga and Peak Oil Limited Filling Station also operating in Masinga were found selling diesel fuel meant for export
Others were in Kisumu (Jabura Filling Station, Kibos), Nakuru (Sidex Filling Station, Tabuga), Migori (In God We Trust Filling Station, Othoo), Kitui (Mitango Filling Station, Nguni) and Nandi (Chebarbar Filling Station, Chebarbar.
Jabura station has been allowed to continue operating after paying taxes and penalties worth Sh108,618.
The rest of the stations have been barred from selling diesel and their pumps were sealed off.
Two petrol stations were found selling diesel containing high Sulphur. They include Al- Marshidy Filling Station, Wajir County, and Yemen Filling Station in Kiritiri, Embu.
Their fuel dispensing pumps have been sealed and are not allowed to sell diesel.