Energy ministry lists 114 pump stations selling smuggled fuel

The ministry of Energy and Uganda National Bureau of Standards have listed 114 pump fuel stations, out of the retail network of over 2,000 stations across the country, for selling smuggled fuel.

The name and shame list covers the periods between August 2017 to March 2018 under the fuel marking and quality monitoring programme. The commissioner of Petroleum Supply department in the ministry, Rev Frank Tukwasibwe told this website that implicated pump stations will be sanctioned and repeat offenders will have licenses revoked.

“The downstream supply is a free entry and exit chain, but it cannot stay unregulated,” Rev Tukwasibwe said. During the period covered by the fuel marking survey, he said the failure rate had dropped from 29.1 percent in November 2009 to 0.5 percent in March 2018.

The Oil Marketing Companies should note that given the likelihood of a wholesaler to unknowingly sell products to an illegal operator, holders of a wholesale license are required to be extra careful while serving their customers by requiring them to first avail a photocopy of a valid license before serving them, he added.

“The license number of the bulk customer should thus be reflected on the sales’ receipt. Failure on the part of a licensed company to take such precautionary measures may lead to the revocation of the company’s wholesale license on ground of attempting to thwart the cardinal principal of free and fair competition in the downstream.”

See list of stations marked for selling smuggled fuel:

 

  Test Date and Time Station’s Name/Location – District Markers Result Summary
  August 2017    
01 24/08/2017 5:33 Banoda Petroleum – Masaka Fail- T1PMS 1.83 PPM \ -8.5% RSD
02 04/08/2017 1:52 Explora Energy Katosi – Muono Fail- T1PMS 1.68 PPM \ -16.01% RSD
03 26/08/2017 7:17 Jalamba Oils – Mpigi Fail- T1PMS 1.78 PPM \ -11% RSD
04 29/08/2017 2:32 Jank F/S Nsaggu – Wakiso Fail- T1AGO 1.71 PPM \ -14.51% RSD
05 28/08/2017 12:44 Katende F/S- Mpigi Fail- T1PMS 1.84 PPM \ -8% RSD
06 22/08/2017 11:59 Kigangazi F/S – Kigangazi Fail- T1AGO 1.83 PPM \ -8.5% RSD
07 11/08/2017 1:14 Kikandwa F/S-Kiboga Fail- T1AGO 1.44 PPM \ -28.01% RSD
08 29/08/2017 11:04 Kinaawa F/S 2 – Wakiso Fail- T1PMS 1.85 PPM \ -7.5% RSD
09 01/08/2017 12:41 Kyentume F/S – Mukono Fail- T1AGO 1.61 PPM \ -19.5% RSD
10 29/08/2017 3:20 Myanzi F/P – Mityana Fail- T1PMS 1.77 PPM \ -11.5% RSD
11 25/08/2017 11:56 Palm Oil Kalangala Office –Kalangala Fail- T1PMS 1.62 PPM \ -19% RSD
12 11/08/2017 10:39 Seka Energy 3 Busika – Wakiso Fail- T1PMS 1.83 PPM \ -8.5% RSD
13 22/08/2017 10:51 Stabex Wanyange – Jinja Fail- T1PMS 1.82 PPM \ -9% RSD
  September 2017    
01 28/09/2017 5:03 Agat Oil Nsangi- Mpigi Fail- T1AGO 1.68 PPM \ -16.01% RSD
02 13/09/2017 3:01 Banoda Nagalama-Mukono Fail- T1PMS 1.76 PPM \ -12% RSD
03 21/09/2017 3:27 Bugade F/S-Mayuge Fail- T1AGO 1.44 PPM \ -28.01% RSD
04 21/09/2017 7:13 Bulanga F/S-Iganga Fail- T1PMS 1.72 PPM \ -14.01% RSD
05 28/09/2017 4:43 GN Petroleum Bujuuko – Wakiso Fail- T1AGO 1.66 PPM \ -17.01% RSD
06 21/09/2017 9:53 Mulongo F/S Musita – Mayuge Fail- T1AGO 0.68 PPM \ -66% RSD
07 07/09/2017 9:19 Mutundwe F/S – Kampala Fail- T1PMS 1.83 PPM \ -8.5% RSD
08 12/09/2017 1:53 Seka Energy 1 – Kayunga Fail- T1PMS 1.85 PPM \ -7.5% RSD
  October 2017    
01 25/10/2017 7:50 Abeb Ibuje S/S – Apac Fail- T1PMS 1.78 PPM \ -11% RSD
02 27/10/2017 2:16 Agago F/S – Agago Fail- T1PMS 1.79 PPM \ -10.5% RSD
03 12/10/2017 2:57 Banonda Maganjo – Kampala Fail- T1AGO 1.85 PPM \ -7.5% RSD
04 17/10/2017 8:28 Beetego Oil F/S – Mukono Fail- T1AGO 1.83 PPM \ -8.5% RSD
05 15/10/2017 7:02 Bugodi F/S – Mayuge Fail- T1AGO 1.64 PPM \ -18.01% RSD
06 22/10/2017 1:47 Byaru Petroleum Kasese- Kasese Fail- T1AGO 1.8 PPM \ -10% RSD
07 18/10/2017 11:11 Deo F/S 2 Igayaza – Kibaale Fail- T1AGO 1.18 PPM \ -41% RSD
08 23/10/2017 4:16 Gaz Energy Kikorongo F/S – Kasese Fail- T1AGO 1.66 PPM \ -17.01% RSD
09 23/10/2017 2:47 Hass Mpoondwe- Kisoro Fail- T1AGO 1.68 PPM \ -16.01% RSD
10 19/10/2017 2:53 Kasojo F/S Kibale – Kisoro Fail- T1AGO 1.81 PPM \ -9.5% RSD
11 27/10/2017 6:37 Kitgum Gapco – Kitgum Fail- T1PMS 1.75 PPM \ -12.5% RSD
12 25/10/2017 11:13 Mo-Oil Kangulumira – Kayunga Fail- T1AGO 1.31 PPM \ -34.5% RSD
13 16/10/2017 12:44 Mukisa F/P – Mubende Fail- T1AGO 1.8 PPM \ -10% RSD
14 12/10/2017 10:04 Mutundwe F/S – Kampala Fail- T1AGO 1.83 PPM \ -8.5% RSD
15 14/10/2017 10:26 Nile Oil Bugembe – Jinja Fail- T1AGO 1.83 PPM \ -8.5% RSD
16 19/10/2017 1:50 OM Ndiwawe F/S Bwikara – Kibaale Fail- T1AGO 1.68 PPM \ -16.01% RSD
17 16/10/2017 11:08 Petrocity Kiganda – Mubende Fail- T1AGO 1.83 PPM \ -8.5% RSD
18 25/10/2017 11:42 Shine Energy Kamdini- Lira Fail- T1PMS 1.74 PPM \ -13% RSD
19 21/10/2017 11:57 Tini F/S Karugutu- Fort Portal Fail- T1AGO 1.83 PPM \ -8.5% RSD
  November 2017    
01 21/11/2017 4:39 Butemba F/S- Kiboga Fail- T1PMS 1.79 PPM \ -10.5% RSD
02 20/11/2017 9:52 Delta Kalangala – Kalangala Fail- T1AGO 1.75 PPM \ -12.5% RSD
03 21/11/2017 8:04 Elly F/S Iganga Bunya Rd – Iganga Fail- T1AGO 1.63 PPM \ -18.51% RSD
04 16/11/2017 10:44 Gombe F/S 1 – Butambala Fail- T1AGO 1.82 PPM \ -9% RSD
05 16/11/2017 11:18 Gombe F/S Kabula – Butambala Fail- T1PMS 1.81 PPM \ -9.5% RSD
06 26/11/2017 2:14 Jess F/S Igayaza – Kibaale Fail- T1AGO 1.71 PPM \ -14.51% RSD
07 16/11/2017 12:43 Kasenge F/S – Wakiso Fail- T1PMS 1.65 PPM \ -17.51% RSD
08 17/11/2017 12:10 Kigangazi F/S – Kigangazi Fail- T1AGO 1.3 PPM \ -35% RSD
09 26/11/2017 3:03 Kikwaya F/S 2 – Kibaale Fail- T1PMS 1.84 PPM \ -8% RSD
10 16/11/2017 10:56 Kinaawa F/S 2 – Wakiso Fail- T1PMS 1.79 PPM \ -10.5% RSD
11 23/11/2017 4:02 Kyangwali P/S- Hoima Fail- T1PMS 1.82 PPM \ -9% RSD
12 08/11/2017 7:56 Masajja F/S- Wakiso Fail- T1PMS 1.74 PPM \ -13% RSD
13 23/11/2017 1:23 Munteme F/S – Hoima Fail- T1PMS 1.76 PPM \ -12% RSD
14 26/11/2017 9:41 Ngangi Gapco – Kibaale Fail- T1PMS 1.85 PPM \ -7.5% RSD
15 20/11/2017 11:15 Palm Oil Kalangala Office – Kalangala Fail- T1AGO 1.42 PPM \ -29.01% RSD
16 09/11/2017 4:40 Petrocity Kasenyi – Entebbe Fail- T1PMS 1.33 PPM \ -33.5% RSD
  December 2017    
01 10/12/2017 9:04 Eletuka F/P Bugoma – Kalangala Fail- T1PMS 1.81 PPM \ -9.5% RSD
02 12/12/2017 8:59 Imran S/S Mbale Kumi Rd – Mbale Fail- T1PMS 1.79 PPM \ -10.5% RSD
03 07/12/2017 12:53 K.E Trust F/S – Nakaseke Fail- T1AGO 1.79 PPM \ -10.5% RSD
04 16/12/2017 8:04 K.K Trust Oils Kalamba – Mubende Fail- T1PMS 1.79 PPM \ -10.5% RSD
05 09/12/2017 9:50 Kikandwa F/S – Mityana Fail- T1PMS 1.8 PPM \ -10% RSD
06 18/12/2017 2:23 Kindly S/S Rusiza – Kibaale Fail- T1PMS 1.82 PPM \ -9% RSD
07 27/12/2017 2:21 Kitende F/S – Wakiso Fail- T1PMS 1.82 PPM \ -9% RSD
08 09/12/2017 8:54 Kitumba F/S – Fort Portal Fail- T1PMS 1.68 PPM \ -16.01% RSD
09 01/12/2017 9:51 L K F/S Kasanda – Mityana Fail- T1PMS 1.71 PPM \ -14.51% RSD
10 16/12/2017 6:53 Mukisa F/P – Mubende Fail- T1PMS 1.83 PPM \ -8.5% RSD
11 04/12/2017 3:08 Namataba F/S Kirinya- Mukono Fail- T1AGO 1.78 PPM \ -11% RSD
12 04/12/2017 2:56 Namataba F/S Kirinya – Mukon Fail- T1AGO 1.84 PPM \ -8% RSD
13 06/12/2017 9:34 Sivan F/S Musiita – Mayuge Fail- T1AGO 0.98 PPM \ -51% RSD
14 11/12/2017 2:16 Stabex Walukuba – Bulisa Fail- T1PMS 1.49 PPM \ -25.5% RSD
15 19/12/2017 12:58 Tini F/S Kiko – Kabarole Fail- T1PMS 1.59 PPM \ -20.5% RSD
16 06/12/2017 2:48 Town Petrol F/S Masulita – Wakiso Fail- T1AGO 1.81 PPM \ -9.5% RSD
17 21/12/2017 6:26 United F/S Kawempe – Kampala Fail- T1PMS 0.98 PPM \ -51% RSD
  January 2018    
01 15/01/2018 10:41 Asiimu F/S – Kyenjojo Fail- T1PMS 1.74 PPM \ -13% RSD
02 25/01/2018 5:38 Bam -ST Kaggwa –  Bushenyi Fail- T1AGO 1.52 PPM \ -24% RSD
03 05/01/2018 12:13 Beetego Oil F/S – Mukono Fail- T1AGO 1.14 PPM \ -43.01% RSD
04 20/01/2018 8:48 Bugodi F/S – Mayuge Fail- T1AGO 1.55 PPM \ -22.5% RSD
05 24/01/2018 11:11 Bunamwaya F/S – Kampala Fail- T1PMS 1.76 PPM \ -12% RSD
06 05/01/2018 10:32 Century Energy F/S –Mukono Fail- T1PMS 1.81 PPM \ -9.5% RSD
07 26/01/2018 2:04 Fal Oil Arua –Arua Fail- T1PMS 0 PPM \ -100% RSD
08 09/01/2018 5:20 Gewina F/S Mabaale – Kibaale Fail- T1PMS 1.85 PPM \ -7.5% RSD
09 26/01/2018 12:54 Gil Oil – Arua Fail- T1PMS 0.35 PPM \ -82.5% RSD
10 15/01/2018 3:52 K.K Trust Oils Kalamba – Mubende Fail- T1PMS 1.75 PPM \ -12.5% RSD
11 18/01/2018 10:47 Kabojja F/S – Wakiso Fail- T1PMS 1.73 PPM \ -13.5% RSD
12 06/01/2018 10:51 Kyenda F/P – Kyankwanzi Fail- T1PMS 1.82 PPM \ -9% RSD
13 08/01/2018 5:58 Loris Oils Mpererwe – Kampala Fail- T1PMS 0.12 PPM \ -94% RSD
14 06/01/2018 12:58 M O Oil Namilyango – Mukono Fail- T1PMS 1.62 PPM \ -19% RSD
15 11/01/2018 9:24 Mukama Mulungi F/S –Kyenjojo Fail- T1AGO 1.79 PPM \ -10.5% RSD
16 08/01/2018 10:49 Nasuuti F/S – Mukono Fail- T1PMS 0.17 PPM \ -91.5% RSD
17 09/01/2018 2:17 Oryx Bukoto – Kampala Fail- T1PMS 0.99 PPM \ -50.5% RSD
18 09/01/2018 3:32 Oryx Kazinga – Wakiso Fail- T1PMS 0 PPM \ -100% RSD
19 08/01/2018 5:29 Oryx Kiwatule –Wakiso Fail- T1PMS 0.94 PPM \ -53% RSD
20 20/01/2018 1:49 SL Pet. Kibaale – Kibaale Fail- T1PMS 1.42 PPM \ -29.01% RSD
21 07/01/2018 11:26 Stabex Walukuba – Bulisa Fail- T1PMS 1.79 PPM \ -10.5% RSD
22 30/01/2018 5:46 Sun City Kigogwa – Wakiso Fail- T1AGO 1.44 PPM \ -28.01% RSD
23 18/01/2018 4:34 Tick Oil Maddu – Masaka Fail- T1PMS 1.75 PPM \ -12.5% RSD
  February 2018    
01 06/02/2018 6:22 Bugema  F/S – Wakiso Fail- T1PMS 1.78 PPM \ -11% RSD
02 06/02/2018 4:19 Bunamwaya F/S –Kampala Fail- T1PMS 1.81 PPM \ -9.5% RSD
03 22/02/2018 5:59 Katnkar F/S Lungujja – Kampala Fail- T1AGO 1.5 PPM \ -25% RSD
04 17/02/2018 4:57 Kobil Namunsi – Mbale Fail- T1PMS 1.85 PPM \ -7.5% RSD
05 23/02/2018 1:08 LK F/S 2 Kassanda – Mityana Fail- T1PMS 1.78 PPM \ -11% RSD
06 05/02/2018 2:31 Ms Pet. Tula Road- Kampala Fail- T1AGO 1.64 PPM \ -18.01% RSD
07 23/02/2018 4:27 Mukisa F/S- Mityana Fail- T1PMS 1.85 PPM \ -7.5% RSD
08 21/02/2018 7:09 Petrocity Kangulumira – Kayunga Fail- T1AGO 1.69 PPM \ -15.51% RSD
  March 2018    
01 16/03/2018 10:15 Eletuka Beta – Kalangala Fail- T1PMS 1.83 PPM \ -8.5% RSD
02 06/03/2018 4:42 Kavango Ltd Wandegeya – kampala Fail- T1AGO 1.75 PPM \ -12.5% RSD
03 24/03/2018 10:03 Zuena F/S Bugadde – Mayuge Fail- T1PMS 1.69 PPM \ -15.51% RSD
04 22/03/2018 3:50 Dipo oil Buwenge – Jinja Fail- T1AGO 1.81 PPM \ -9.5% RSD
05 22/03/2018 8:41 Delta Jinja – Jinja Fail- T1PMS 1.80 PPM \ -10% RSD
06 19/03/2018 12:05 Masajja F/S – Kampala Fail- T1PMS 1.71 PPM \ -14.51% RSD
07 15/03/2018 6:28 M&L Oil Kyampisi – Kayunga Fail- T1PMS 1.69 PPM \ -15.51% RSD
08 28/03/2018 11:07 Kavango Zigot – Mityana Fail- T1AGO 1.80 PPM \ -10% RSD
09 26/03/2018 4:01 Agat Oil Nsangi – Mpigi Fail- T1PMS 1.79 PPM \ -10.5% RSD
10 05/03/2018 2:04 Belta Oils Bukomero – Kiboga Fail- T1PMS 1.61 PPM \ -19.5% RSD
11 05/03/2018 1:23 Kikandwa F/S – Mityana Fail- T1PMS 1.74 PPM \ -13% RSD
12 05/03/2018 12:03 Mpirigwa F/S – Mityana Fail- T1AGO 1.82 PPM \ -9% RSD

Editorial Note: An earlier version of this story indicated that the fuel stations were blacklisted for selling adulterated fuel. Upon further investigation, we found that the fuel was smuggled, not adulterated. We apologise for the error.

2 Comments

  1. Greetings all.
    Many thanks for the list above. Gaz Energy Kikorongo F/S – Kasese may be mistaken to be one of the GAZ Stations registered under Nile Energy Limited. Kindly check the anomaly. May be its Gas Energy Kikorongo

    • Thank you for your comment, Patrick. We’d like to point out that we received the list from the ministry so the error, if one exists, came from their side. We shall still go ahead with your suggestion and seek clarification.

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