The National Petroleum Authority (NPA) has shut down the Atimpoku Shell filling station for selling petrol laced with water.

A statement from the Corporate Affairs Director of the NPA explained, a water content presence test and a dip into the well of the outlet by the Eastern Regional NPA team indicated a presence of water.

A sample has been sent to the Laboratory for further investigations with other segments going for forensic audit at the Ghana Standards Authority.

The NPA assured impacted customers that remedial action would be taken to ensure the station fix the affected vehicles and compensate the customers whiles investigations go on.

Management of the Vivo energy in a letter addressed to the Authority, said there was water ingress into the underground super tank after a heavy downpour in the area which was corroborated by the NPA investigative team.

On August 29 , videos of contaminated fuel was shared on social media and compliant made to the Authority for action to be taken.

The Authority commended customers who filmed the incident and shared on social media and encouraged customers to report such incidents within 48 hours.

“While we applaud the gesture of the customer who filmed the incident and shared on social media, we will encourage consumers of Petroleum products to immediately call the NPA hotlines 0535006111 or 0545006112 to file complaint immediately a suspected adulterated product has been purchased.

By Yvonne Neequaye|Eastern Reg.|