Kenya: 500 fuel stations could face closure, says ERC

More than 500 gas stations in Kenya face closure after failing to meet safety and quality standards.

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Kenya´s Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has informed that around 30% of the country´s 1,731 licensed petrol stations would face action from the regulator for failing to meet quality standards, reports Business Daily Africa.  

“All non-compliant stations will be served with improvement notices. Those that will not have complied by the end of the notice period will be served with closure orders,” said Edward Kinyua, the acting director of Petroleum at ERC.

One of the key issues is the number of small fuel stations that have added additional services, such as car wash, restaurant and lubricants, without having the mandatory space for it. Only gas stations with a land size of 1,500 m2 and a minimum of 24 metres of depth can add extra facilities to the station. 

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