No aircraft fuel without quality certificate
No fuel will be issued to aircraft without a quality assurance
certificate, said Petroleum Industries Minister Susil Premajayantha.
The laboratory tests conducted by the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation
(CPC) had revealed that 7,500 MT of the 20,000 MT received on April 27,
2012 were not up to standard. The export company Singapore British
Petroleum (BP) in talks with the CPC agreed to treat the 7,500 MT fuel
as kerosene oil, the Minister said.
The Government appointed a committee and obtained a full report on
the issue. There was nothing amiss in the oil transaction, the minister
The minister said that the Government received a discount of over Rs.
1.7 million for the rejected stock when it accepted the 12,500 MT. The
demmurrhage charges over Rs. 1.5 million will also be charged to BP
since the ship had been anchored for three days.
The minister said that aviation fuel and kerosene oil belong to the
Dual purpose fuel group.