“For the licensed stations, the concerned companies were/are to be issued with a default notice as per the Petroleum Supply (General) Regulations. The stations will be unsealed upon furnishing the commissioner with satisfactory remedial actions taken and a written undertaking of not committing such a default in the remaining period of their petroleum licence,” the letter read in part.
All the filling stations listed there-in are to stay closed until all issues are sorted with the ministry.
Some of the fuel stations blacklisted included Bolts Kireka Kamuli (Kampala), M-Oil Kinawa (Wakiso), Bong Oils Mafubira (Jinja), Kana Oils Masajja (Kampala), Explora Energy Katosi (Mukono), and Geoil Kanyanya (Kampala).
Most affected districts included; Kampala, Gulu, Kabale, Wakiso, Mukobo, Luwero, Jinja, and Kayunga, with Wakiso topping blacklisted filling stations.
The fuel marking exercise was introduced in Uganda in 1999 by the Energy ministry in collaboration with fuel marketing companies.