Accra, June 12, GNA - A Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) inspection of some fuel stations in and around the country has revealed that some of the stations are delivering right quantities of fuel to the public, while others are not.
The Inspectors from the Metrology Directorate of the Authority carried out the unannounced inspections of fuel pumps in randomly selected fuel stations in the Greater Accra, Central and Eastern Regions.
The inspection, which was done as part of the GSA's mandate to enforce the provisions of the Weights and Measures Act 1975, NRCD 326, revealed that out of the 65 stations visited, 55 delivered right quantities, while 10 under-delivered, and two companies broke the GSA seal without permission.
The number of stations visited included; Shell (11), Total (15), GOIL (12), Fraga Oil (one), Lucky Oil (one), Engen (one), Frimps (two), Petrosol (three), Top Oil (two), Star oil (two), Goodness (one), Semanhyia (one), and Galaxy Oil (one).
Others were the Nick Petroleum (two), Agapet (one), Puma (two), Glory Oil (one), Allied (one), Radiances (one), EVl (one), Power Fuel (one), Universal (one), and Compass Oleum (one).
However, ten of the fuel stations that were found to be under-delivering were; Shell, Motorway Extension; Total, McCarthy Hill; GOIL Mile 11; Frimps Oil, Tetegu junction; GOIL Galilea; and Frimps Oil on the Spintex Road.
The rest are Glory Oil, Spintex Road; Allied Oil, Sakaman; Shell, Amanfrom West and Goodness Energy, Kasoa.
In addition, two companies, namely, Galaxy Oil, Spintex Road and Agapet, Spintex Road had broken the GSA seal without permission.
The GSA said it had been inspecting fuel measuring and dispensing instruments in parts of the country after the first phase of the Authority’s routine national fuel measuring devices verification exercise.
The exercise was mainly to help verify the accuracy of fuel dispensing pumps used by fuel dealers and to inspect and record if the fuel stations had the 10 L visugauges.
It was also to inspect and ensure that GSA plastic seals on dispensing pumps were not tampered with, and to lock the nozzles of dispensing pumps that were under-delivering as well as to issue out notices of failure if the pumps failed the test for a penalty.
The GSA, has meanwhile, assured the public that it would 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 Authority said it would also continue to count on the support and collaboration of the general public and all stakeholders in the national exercise.