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ERB FINES 6 FIRMS

The Energy Regulation Board -ERB- has fined six energy companies 108,000 Kwacha for breaching various license conditions.

ERB Consumer and Public Affairs director Agnes Phiri says the development came following the enforcement hearings by ERB at its 6th special meeting early July,2017.

Ms. Phiri says the Board directed that the erring organisations are fined for disregarding license conditions which includes authorised sales of liquefied petroleum gas-LPG.

She explains that the energy companies fined are Mount Meru Petroleum Zambia 36,000 Kwacha with an additional 12,000 Kwacha for not complying with license conditions.

Ogas Zambia Limited was fined 18,000 Kwacha, Refuel Petroleum Corporation Limited 18,000 Kwacha, while Kobil Zambia Limited, Sabot Limited and Alpha Enterprise Limited were fined 12,000 Kwacha each.

Ms. Phiri further explained that Kobil Zambia was charged for selling contaminated fuel at two of its Kitwe filling stations contrary to guidelines and license conditions.

She adds that Mount Meru Petroleum Zambia and Ogas Zambia Limited were both fined for selling Liquefied Petroleum Gas without a duly issued license.

And Ms. Phiri says Sabot and Alpha enterprise were fined 12,000 Kwacha and 18,000 Kwacha each for failing to attain the compliance benchmark score of 85 per cent.

This is contained in a statement made available to ZNBC News in Lusaka today, by Ms. Phiri.

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