Bulgarian Watchdog Orders Market Withdrawal of 10 000 Liters of Diesel Fuel

Business » ENERGY | July 2, 2015, Thursday // 14:56
Bulgaria: Bulgarian Watchdog Orders Market Withdrawal of 10 000 Liters of Diesel Fuel Photo by BGNES

10 000 liters of diesel fuel have been withdrawn from the market following inspections by a regional unit of Bulgaria’s State Agency for Metrological and Technical Surveillance at filling stations on the territory of the Silistra municipality.

The inspections were conducted in the period June 22-25, according to a media statement of the Agency.

The Agency is to issue 18 statements of administrative offence worth a total of BGN 94 000, including 3 for non-compliance with quality requirements, 1 for non-compliance with biofuel component requirements, and 14 for document violations.

The inspections were conducted at 45 filling stations, including 35 sites belonging to fuel retailers and 35 small filling stations.

The inspectors checked 21 conformity declarations used to sell 70 million liters of liquid fuels.

The representatives of the Silistra-based unit of the State Agency for Metrological and Technical Surveillance took 29 samples from diesel fuel and 17 samples from motor spirit.

Lab tests showed 3 cases of non-compliance with diesel fuel quality requirements and 1 case of non-compliance with biofuel component requirements.

A total of 8.7% of the samples deviated from the norms.

Document violations were uncovered at 20% of the sites inspected.

Three of the filling stations inspected were ordered to stop selling liquid fuels temporarily, while four others were issued mandatory instructions for preventing a ban on the sale of liquid fuels.

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