BOST intercepts 9 trucks carrying adulterated petrol products in Kumasi depot

The Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company Limited (BOST) has discovered the adulteration of petroleum products at its Kumasi depot in the Ashanti Region.

Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation

In a statement, BOST, said: “As standard practice, products are tested to confirm their chemical composition before loading into trucks. Upon arrival at their destination, the same product testing is carried to ensure what was loaded onto the truck is what has been transported before discharge is permitted.”

“During the pre-discharge testing of product aboard a BRV, it was discovered through the basic test that the chemical composition of the product at the destination differed from what was loaded on the truck”, it added.

“BOST made a call for confirmation testing, which proved that the result of the basic test was correct: the product aboard the truck was adulterated,” the statement explained.

According to BOST: “The driver of the truck is in custody, helping the investigative agencies to get to the bottom of the matter”.

“Further pre-discharge tests disclosed eight (8) more trucks had their contents adulterated”, the statement disclosed.

It added: “The drivers of these vehicles are nowhere to be found as we speak, but their respective trucks are being held pending the conclusion of the investigations”.

“This brings the total number of trucks with adulterated contents to nine (9),” BOST noted.

The adulteration of fuel products at BOST comes a few days after the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) detective hefty thievery at the company.

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