October 9, 2018: Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) has inspected 220 petrol pumps of different Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) during two months (July & August 2018) and found 59 cases where less filling was observed.
The matter regarding issuance of show cause notices to OMCs followed by hearing and imposition of penalties is under process
According to Petroleum Division, the gauges on dispensers of petrol pumps and CNG stations are monitored and checked for accuracy by Weight and Measurement Departments of each province under rules.
The said department of each province calibrates gauges at petrol pumps and CNG stations and issue a certificate for a period of one year or on bi-annual basis.
On the other hand, OGRA in the best public interest carries out random inspection of petrol pumps of Oil Marketing Companies.
OGRA also carries out annual safety inspection of operational CNG stations to ascertain compliance to CNG rules, standard code of practice as well as to check/monitor accuracy of their filling units and calibration less filling and takes action i.e. Imposition of penalty on concerned OMC/CNG station under applicable rules.