The Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) has published a list of 10 fuel stations cheating customers in Ghana.
The GSA uncovered the ill activities of the pump stations in an unannounced check in the Greater Accra and parts of the Central Region.
They have been found to be “under-delivering the right quantities of fuel to customers.”
The stations which were found to be under-delivering are the Shell station at the Motorway Extension; Total at McCarthyHill in Accra; GOIL at Mile 11; Frimps Oil at Tetegu junction; GOIL at Galilea; and Frimps Oil on Spintex Road.
The rest are Glory Oil on the Spintex Road; Allied Oil at Sakaman; Shell at Amanfrom West and Goodness Energy at Kasoa.
Two other companies, Galaxy Oil, Spintex Road and Agapet, Spintex Road were found to have broken the GSA seal without permission.
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).
The rest are 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) and Compass Oleum (1).
Below is the full statement:
GHANA STANDARDS AUTHORITY
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 following:
- 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.
Ghana Standards Authority, P. O. BOX MB 245, Accra Visiting address: Okponglo, off Accra-Legon road, Shiashie, Accra, Ghana
Tel: Office: +233 (0) 302 501493, 0302 500065/6/7
Source: Daily Mail GH