Sverdlovsk Region: 26 Filling Stations Sell Poor Quality Diesel Fuel

18 October 2019 (09:10)

UrBC, Yekaterinburg, October 18, 2019. 26 filling stations selling substandard quality diesel fuel got reported on in Sverdlovsk Region in the nine months of 2019, Deputy Head of Rosstandart Alexei Kuleshov said at a press conference in Yekaterinburg today.

The fuel market has been improving, quality-wise, in the country overall: every one in five filling stations (20%) sold problematic fuel in 2015 and only under 8.8% of stations had problems in the nine months of 2019. The plan is to keep working to bring the problems down to zero, Kuleshov said.

According to Kuleshov, experts took samples at 71 Sverdlovsk Region-based filling stations, including 35 stations run by chains (including 19 stations run by nationwide chains) and 36 non-chain stations (50% of which are owned by sole traders).

Diesel fuel was on offer for RUB 39.9 to RUB 47.9 per liter. Low-quality fuel got sold at 26 different stations, most of which belong to sole traders. 16 filling stations failed to meet several quality standards at once.

The findings have been submitted to Roskachestvo and Rosstandart, with administrative action to be taken against the offenders.

Now after Stavropol Territory, Sverdlovsk Region is Russia’s second constituency to get its fuel tested by Roskachestvo and Rosstandart.

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