Action taken against petrol stations because of incompatible quality

Staff at a fuel station fills up a car’s oil tank.   Photo: Phoe Khwar
Staff at a fuel station fills up a car’s oil tank.   Photo: Phoe Khwar

A total of 115 petrol stations have had action taken in the states and regions because of incompatible quality, according to an announcement of the Supervisory Committee for Petroleum and Petroleum Products under the Ministry of Electricity and Energy.
There are a total of 2,733 private gas stations across the country as of March 2020. And, there are a total of 1,783 petrol stations in Mandalay, Bago, Sagaing, Ayeyarwady, Magway and Yangon region, according to the Ministry of Electricity and Energy.
A total of 52 new stations were allowed to open in January, February and March, according to the official statistics issued by the Ministry of Electricity and Energy.
The Ministry has granted the opening of 2,681 petrol stations as of 31 December 2019, which is an increase by 292 patrol stations compared to 2018. By 27 December in 2018, a total of 2,389 petrol stations were already opened across the country.
As of 31 March 2020, the number of licence holding petrol stations are: 95 in the Union territory, 191 in Yangon region, 662 in Mandalay region, 210 in Ayeyarwady region, 271 in Bago region, 204 in Magway region, 245 in Sagaing region, 30 in Taninthayi region, 126 in Kachin State, 20 in Kayah state, 54 in Kayin state, five in Chin State, 140 in Mon state, 38 in Rakhine state, 60 in eastern Shan State, 198 in northern Shan State and 184 in southern Shan State.
The fines would be increased up to K1 million if the petrol does not match the set quality of the fuel, according to an announcement made by the Myanmar Oil Import Export Distribution Association on 27 September, 2019.
The petroleum laboratory has been planned to open across the country to check the quality of the fuel oil, stated Union Minister U Win Khaing of the Ministry of Electricity and Energy. —Aye Maung (Translated by Hay Mar)

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