The National Petroleum Authority (NPA) has shut down a Shell fuel filling station at Atimpoku in the Eastern Region for selling petrol laced with water.
The move followed the circulation of a video on social media and subsequent complaint made to the NPA on August 29, 2022 about a suspected contaminated fuel purchased at the aforementioned retail outlet located close to the Adomi Bridge at Atimpoku.
A press statement dated August 29, 2022, issued by the Corporate Affairs Directorate of the NPA said a team from the Eastern Regional office of NPA was immediately dispatched to ascertain the veracity of the report.
“The team immediately undertook a water content presence test and a dip into the well of the outlet indicated the presence of water.”
“Management of Vivo Energy in a letter addressed to the Authority posited there was water ingress into the underground Super tank after a heavy downpour in the area which was corroborated by the investigative team sent by the Authority,” it added.
“However, a sample has been sent to the head office laboratory for further investigations with other segments going for forensic audit at the Ghana Standards Authority.”