The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has closed down six petrol stations for selling adulterated fuel or fuel meant for export.
Thirteen others were allowed to resume business after they rectified their mistakes and paid fines of between sh 20, 000 and sh 400, 000.
In a statemen appearing on a section of the media, the commission said that it conducted 4,459 tests at 753 petroleum sites and found 97.5% to be compliant.
“However, tests from 19 sites turned out to be non-compliant,” said the statement, which was released by the corporate communications department of commission.
Among the nineteen is Rocky Filling Station in Kabiyet, Nandi, which was found selling super petrol meant for export .the station was allowed to reopen after it paid taxes and penalties totaling up to sh 20, 991.
Another petrol station, Jubilee Mosoriot Filling Station in Mosoriot, also in Nandi, was found to be selling diesel meant for export and diesel contaminated with kerosene.
The station too, was allowed to continue after it corrected the anomaly and paid taxes amounting to sh 135, 314.
Other stations found to be selling such fuel are Yatcher Filling Station in Matisi, Trans Nzoia and Josna Filling Station in Utawala, Nairobi. The stations have since remained closed.
“Members of the public are requested to report suspect cases of petroleum fuels adulteration or export dumping,” ERC said.
It gave the hotline 0708444000 for the purpose.