Tuesday, 19 Jan 2021
Following the Ministry of Commerce and Industry’s (MoCI) directive to withdraw M95 petrol from some filling stations in Buraimi and North Batinah after it received complaints regarding quality of fuel, these pumps are now stocking and selling M95.

Buraimi, North Batinah filling stations in fuel-top quality dispute commence restocking and promoting M95 petrol following clean-up

Muscat – 

Following the Ministry of Commerce and Industry’s (MoCI) directive to withdraw M95 petrol from some filling stations in Buraimi and North Batinah following it received complaints concerning top quality of fuel, these pumps are now stocking and promoting M95. 

In a statement issued by MoCI, the ministry stated it carried out a quantity of laboratory tests in coordination with the organizations concerned and discovered deposits in a single shipment of M95 grade petrol that had been transferred to Sohar Station for storage and transportation to a quantity of filling stations in the governorates of Buraimi and North Batinah.During this period, the ministry had directed fuel marketing and advertising organizations in the two governorates to withdraw M95 from the impacted filling stations, clean the deposits from the tanks and restock fresh fuel free of charge of deposits.

The ministry also created positive that there was adequate stock of M95 petrol in the impacted governorates in the course of the clean-up period.The clean-up perform by Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (Orpic) and the 3 fuel marketing and advertising organizations that provide the impacted filling stations was completed on Tuesday. 

The ministry swung into action quickly following it received the complaints and carried out meetings with Orpic and the 3 organizations involved, and referred them to the Public Prosecution to take action when no satisfactory answer was discovered. It stated that it is following up on the case with the Public Prosecution for the advantage of car owners.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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