MCI, Closing a Gas Station Mixing Diesel with Petrol in Zulfi, the Owner was Obliged to Repair the Affected Vehicles

07 Jul 2014
​The Mixed Quantities of Fuel were Confiscated and Damaged Immediately
As the Ministry of Commerce and Industry continues its efforts to protect the consumers and to impose penalties against anyone proved to be guilty in violating the Commercial Fraud Combating, MCI compelled the owner of one of the gas stations in Zulfi to tow and repair more than 40 damaged cars and to bear the costs of transport and maintenance at his own account,  following the evidence of mixing gasoline with diesel by the labors, the mixed fuel was pumped out and damaged soon. Those involved were summoned for investigation and taking the legal procedures against them. 
In details, The MCI Report Center received a number of complaints from the consumers regarding the violation of a fuel station in the province of Zulfi, where the MCI Inspection Teams headed to the site and started verifying the case.
The Inspection Teams monitored large number of affected vehicles inside the station, while the owner of the gas station and the labors acknowledged that mixing diesel with (octane 91) petrol had been done by mistake. The gas station was closed and the owner was obliged to tow and repair the affected cars on his own account, in addition to the confiscation and spoiling the mixed fuel in cooperation with the civil Defense.
This comes within the framework of the intensive inspection campaigns carried out by the Ministry on factories, warehouses and shops in all regions of the Kingdom, to verify the quality of the stored materials or those offered for sale, and to ensure the absence of any violation that may affect the safety of consumers. 
MCI emphasizes that it will not tolerate in imposing the legal penalties against the violators and those involved in the practice of fraud and counterfeiting, and all that put the health and safety of consumers at risk. 
MCI calls on all the consumers to report their complaints and observations to the Report Center in the Ministry on the phone No.1900.
Last Modified 25 Dec 2018