Unannounced inspections carried out by the Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) have discovered that 10 fuel stations have been under delivering the right quantities of fuel to customers.
The inspections of fuel pumps were done at randomly selected fuel stations in the Greater Accra, Central and Eastern Regions.
The stations which were found to be under-delivering are Shell, Motorway Extension; Total,McCarthyHill; GOIL, Mile 11; Frimps Oil, Tetegu junction; GOIL, Galilea; and Frimps Oil, Spintex Road.
The rest are Glory Oil, Spintex Road; Allied Oil, Sakaman; Shell, Amanfrom West and Goodness Energy, Kasoa.
Two other companies, Galaxy Oil, Spintex Road and Agapet, Spintex Road were found to have broken the GSA seal without permission.
A statement issued by GSA today [Wednesday] said the routine checks are part of the Authority’s mandate to enforce the provisions of the Weights and Measures Act 1975, NRCD 326.
The statement added that the exercise was to mainly to verify the accuracy of fuel dispensing pumps used by fuel dealers as well as inspect and record if the fuel stations have the 10 L visugauges.
The team that carried out the exercise also ensured that GSA plastic seals on dispensing pumps are not tempered with and to lock the nozzles of dispensing pumps that are under-delivering, as well as to issue out notices of failure if the pumps failed the test for a penalty.
In all, 65 stations were visited with 55 of them found to be delivering the right quantities whereas the remaining stations under delivering.
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).