Contaminated diesel imported by LIOC rejected
Approximately 5,000 metric tonnes of allegedly substandard diesel
imported by Lanka IOC has been rejected by Ceylon Petroleum Storage
Terminals Limited (CPSTL) pending further tests, an official said.
tests conducted on diesel samples obtained from the shipment of fuel
had confirmed that they were inferior, CPSTL spokesman Nisshanka
Jayawardena said. Therefore it has been rejected by the CPSTL.
IOC managing director Subodh Dakwale, when inquired by Ada Derana,
stated that the fuel stock was imported from a Singapore-based company
and that it will be returned.
Lanka IOC, a subsidiary of Indian
Oil Corporation, further assured that they will not distribute fuel
identified as substandard.
It was reported yesterday that Lanka
IOC had had imported a consignment of 40,000 metric tonnes of fuel and
that it contained contaminated fuel.
Tests conducted by the
Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) had confirmed that 5,000 metric
tonnes of diesel contained in the ship, which will also take fuel to a
port in China, was contaminated.
Substandard fuel imported by
the state-owned petroleum corporation had created havoc after a large
number of vehicles were damaged after using the fuel, resulting in the
CPC paying large compensations to motorists.
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