Monday, October 03, 2022

DOE and LPCC Inspect LPG Dealers and Gasoline Stations In Iligan City



ILIGAN CITY- Amid the rising fuel prices across the country, the Department of Energy -Mindanao Field Office (DOE-MFO), together with the Local Price Coordinating Council (LPCC) conducted Wednesday and Thursday (April 6-7, 2022) a quality and quantity spot inspections in gasoline stations and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) dealers here.

According to Alpres Russel S. Bustillo, Senior Science Research Specialist of DOE, the inspections are conducted to ensure that the gauges are working fine and not under-refilling and that prices are not unreasonably high. The inspection team used a calibrating bucket instrument to verify compliance with the number of dealers’ petroleum products.

Samples of the products were also taken to check on the quality standards.

Of the total of 5 gasoline stations inspected, the inspection team found 4 have committed violations including operating without an appropriate test measure, outdated calibrating bucket, operating without any calibration record, and unmatched prices on the dispensing pump and price board.

Meanwhile, of the 3 LPG establishments inspected, 1 was found to have committed violations, which included operating without a Standards Compliance Certificate (SCC) and selling underfilled LPG cylinders.

Aside from DOE, other members of the inspection team are representatives from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), CMO- Permits & Licenses Division (CMO-PLD), City Health Office (CHO), City Information Office (CIO) and Philippine Information Agency (PIA).

The DTI check on the products’ quality; BFP on the business establishment’s compliance with the fire safety standards; Permits & Licenses Division for the establishment’s business permits and its compliance with the local ordinances concerning its business operation; and City Health Office for Employees Covid-19 vaccination compliance.


-Maricris J. Tumimbang / CIO