Uganda: Government Names 75 Pump Stations Selling Impure Fuel

16 October 2019

The Ministry of Energy and Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) yesterday published a list of 75 fuel pump stations said to be selling adulterated fuel over the last three months.

According to a notice signed off by Rev Frank Tukwasibwe, the commissioner of Petroleum Supply department in the ministry, the 75 pump stations had failed the quarterly fuel marking exercise that distinguishes adulterated fuel from the unadulterated one.

Fuel marking is where a chemical code named marker, either T1 for petrol and diesel or T2 for kerosene, is put into fuel and through a testing process, adulterated fuel can be distinguished from the unadulterated one.

The notice indicated that in addition to penalties, the fuel stations in question had been sealed off by the ministry's enforcement, and "will be unsealed after furnishing the commissioner with satisfactory remedial actions taken and a written undertaking of not committing such a default in the remaining period of their operating license."

According to the circular, the pump stations in question are located in, among other districts, Wakiso, Masaka, Mayuge, Mbarara, Kyenjojo, and Ntungamo.

Wakiso and Masaka topped the list with many fuel pumps selling unadulterated fuel.

The fuel marking exercise was introduced in Uganda in 1999 by ministry of Energy working with fuel marketing companies.

The Petroleum Supply Act requires any person interested in the trade of (importation, exportation, transportation, storage, wholesale and retail of) petroleum products in Uganda to first obtain a license from the Commissioner for Petroleum Supply Department in the ministry. The same applies to anyone interested in constructing a petrol station. There are more than 2,000 fuel pump stations in the country, many of which do not meet the standards.

Officials have also continually complained about the inadequate manpower both in the ministry and UNBS to fully cover the country in terms of fuel marking. The exercise is also affected by the proliferation of new districts in the country which are not monitored.

List of faulted Fuel Stations

1 July 2019

Alba F/S Nabitende - Iganga

Albertine Oils - Kibaale

BFPIS Nabirumba - Kamuli

Bretex F/S Kisita - Kibale

Bugodi F/S - Mayuge

Dipo Oils Maina - Mayuge

EkF/S Kiiwangala - Masaka

Ganda F/S - Bukomansimbi

GN Petroleum Bujuuko - Wakiso

Good Fuel F/S - Masaka

Ib2New F/S - Mayuge

Kampi Mem Bufulubi - Mayuge

Kash OilKinawa - Wakiso

Kifampa F/S 2- Sembabule

Kisozi F/S - Kamuli

Lwamata F/S - Lwamata

Mazima Fuel Point - Masaka

Mende F/S - Wakiso

Moka Energy Naluvule - Wakiso

Ndazabazzadde F/S - Wakiso

Nyahuka F/S-

Qundi F/S Kanyogoga - Wakiso

Sivan F/S Musiita - Mayuge

SLPetro Masaka - Masaka

SIPetroleum- Sembabule

Yombo F/S Kakindo - Kibale

Asiimu F/S - Kyenjojo

Bencom Oil Ganda - Wakiso

August 2019

Achievers F/S Lugongwe - Mubende

Arise F/S Kisalizi - Masindi

ASEnergies - Kamuli

BF Station Kisozi - Kamuli

Bulanga F/S - Mayuge

Dipo Oils Maina - Mayuge

Dnata F/P Bombo -Luweero

Eria Com Pet Kyamukama - Lwengo

Global Petroleum - Buikwe

Good Fuel F/S - Masaka

Hared Bugadde - Mayuge

Harid Kiyindi - Buikwe

J.KF/S Ndeba - Lyantonde

Kana Oils Massja - Mukono

Kigumba Buto SIS - Wakiso

Kyabi F/S Sembabule - Sembaule

Luke Petroleum Ndekye - Mitooma

AS Energies - Kamuli

BF Station Kisozi - Kamuli

Bulanga F/S - Mayuge

Dipo Oils Maina - Mayuge

Dnata F/P Bombo -Luweero

Eria Com Pet Kyamukama - Lwengo

REK Supplies - Kampala

S.D.T Oil Wayihna - Mayuge

SL Petro Masaka - Masaka

SL Petroleum Sembabule

Tin fls Kahunge - Kamwenge

September 2019

Big Horn F/S - Apac

Bugwara F/S - Kibaale

Ganda F/S - Wakiso

Gp Global Nasuuti - Mukono

Haridi Kiyindi - Buikwe

Haruna's Oil Watuba

K.K Trust Oils - Kalamba

Kina F/S - Wakiso

Kiyindi F/S - Mukono

KK Trust Oil- Mityana

Kyamps F/S Ndekye - Rubirizi

Muhereza F/S Kihuna - Kibaale

Muhwezi F/S Buteraniro - Mbarara

Muta F/S Rwashameire - Ntungamo

Rich Fuels Kyamutunzi F/S - Kyenjojo

Rukungiri F/S - Rukungiri

Seka Energy Kiziri - Mukono

Tini Kyenjojo - Kyenjojo

Rapheal Sserugo F/S Kibaale

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