The Energy Regulation Board -ERB- says it has instituted investigations to ascertain possible breaches of licence conditions by companies involved in transportation fuel in the country.
Acting Director consumer and Public Affairs, Fred Hang’andu says the investigations are also meant to ensure strict adherence to quality specifications.
Mr. Hang’andu has also stated that ERB is on high alert to ensure that smuggled fuel is not offloaded onto the Zambian market.
He further says the measures are as a result of the increase in reported incidents of fuel being smuggled into the country which is a source of concern to the Board.
And Mr. Hang’andu says ERB also intends to roll out the fuel marking programme in the first quarter of 2018.
He has explained that fuel marking is an intervention that will help tackle challenges regarding fuel marketing and trade.
Mr. Hang’andu notes that fuel marking will focus on minimising smuggling of tax exempt petroleum products onto the domestic market.
This was contained in a statement made available to ZNBC News in Lusaka.