India: Almost 100 gas stations terminated for fuel tampering
Author: Windbetll tank gaugeTime: 2017-12-19
Ninety-one petrol station operators have seen their licenses removed due to the tampering of fuel dispensers in Uttar Pradesh.
Indian state oil companies have cancelled the licenses of 91 dealers after they were found guilty of cheating customers by tampering dispensers, reports The Economic Times.
The cheating operators were found after a statewide inspection involving 6,000 pumps across Uttar Pradesh, the largest region in India with a population of almost 200 million. The investigation was launched when officials found 7 malfunctioning pumps four months ago.
An oil official ministry said that operators had tampered with pumps to dispenser less fuel than customers had originally paid for.
Indian Oil owns 47 of the terminated dealerships, Hindustan Petroleum has 27 and Bharat Petroleum, 17.