The Ministry of Commerce and Investment Obliges the Owners of Petrol Stations to Inspect & Calibrate their Fuel Pumps Electronically in order to Eliminate Benzene Mixing and any Fraud Practices

20 Aug 2017
Within MCI efforts to protect the consumers from any commercial fraud and to eliminate mixing of benzene cases, the Ministry has announced that all owners and operators of petrol stations should inspect and calibrate their fuel pumps electronically before the first of Muharram 1439H, corresponding to September 21, 2017. This comes within the second phase of implementing the regulations relevant to fuel pumps electronic inspection and calibration.
MCI confirmed the mandatory implementation of the decision on all existing petrol stations whose licenses expire after 1/1/1439 H. MCI calls on all owners and operators of the petrol stations to submit their applications for fuel pumps electronic inspection & calibration before the end of the deadline by having access to MCI website (

MCI, with partnership with the Saudi Standard, Metrology and Quality Organization, has launched this second phase of fuel pumps electronic inspection and calibration. Actually, it is an extension of the first phase launched by the Ministry in early Shaaban 1438H, in cooperation with its strategic partner, Thiqa Business Services Company, where the decision was implemented, during the first phase, on new petrol stations only.

The Electronic Fuel Pumps Inspection & Calibration System aims to increase the monitoring role on petrol stations by increasing the transparency of the service provided to the consumer, and to eliminate gasoline mixing cases, as well as to stop any commercial fraud. This service comes within MCI initiatives for the realization of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.

This service makes it easy for petrol station owners to request the needed electronic fuel pumps inspection and calibration, by following easy steps through MCI website (​). The location of the petrol station can be identified accurately by using G.P.S. The concerned laboratory will then visit the petrol station and carry out the necessary inspection and calibration to ensure the safety of the fuel pump, the correct reading of the meter and the quality of the fuel provided to the final consumer. After the completion of the inspection and calibration process, the laboratory will place the Test Result Label on all fuel pumps (Green/Pass) and (Red/Fail). Meanwhile, the owner can obtain the relevant Inspection & Calibration Certificate Electronically through the system.

In order to ensure high quality service provided to the final consumer, MCI has endeavored to apply the best methods for developing this system, through the privatization of the services of this project, where they have been assigned to the private sector laboratories. MCI is keen as well to make the citizen a partner in monitoring the petrol stations, by enabling him to report against any petrol station in violation.

Last Modified 26 Dec 2018