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Tanzania: Oil firms formally protest over 'bad' petrol

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    Oil marketing companies have formally accused the supplier of petroleum products through the bulk procurement system (BPS), Augusta Energy, over what they claim to be poor quality petrol supplied between January and March, this year. Swiss-based Augusta Energy has won three consecutive tenders to supply oil to Tanzania through the bulk procurement system from January to June 2012 with each tender covering two months.

    In a letter dated April 5, 2012, to the Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority (EWURA), the oil companies, through their umbrella association, Tanzania Association of Oil Marketing Companies (TAOMAC), say they suspect the petrol to have been blended with ethanol.

    "As provided under the BPS manual, we formally register a dispute with EWURA for handling and request the performance bond to be held by EWURA while the dispute is being handled," the letter, signed by TAOMAC Executive Director, Mr Salum Bisarara, reads in part.

    TAOMAC also wants EWURA to compel Augusta to submit the port's certificate of quality for the vessels that discharged fuel between January and March.

    "Since the product is suspected of being blended with ethanol, could EWURA give the results of test samples sent to the government chief chemist as promised before the parliamentary committee on energy and minerals and also advise if "ethanol blended" petrol is allowed in the country and to what extent?" the companies querry in their letter.

    Reached for comment on Sunday, the Director General of EWURA, Mr Haruna Masebu told the 'Daily News' that the authority was awaiting test results from the chief government chemist.

    "It is true that we have received such complaints. Samples have already been taken to the chief government chemist. Other tests conducted on the same have indicated that the fuel is not contaminated.

    "However, we cannot ignore complaints from the public; we took the samples to the chief chemist because they have better equipment. We have been pressing the chemist to provide us with the results," Mr Masebu said.

    Nine oil marketing companies have reported various inadequacies with the fuel, ranging from malfunctioning digital flow meter, failure of dispensing units as well as failures of motor vehicles.

    The companies include Gapco, Engen, Mogas, Tiper, NATOIL, Hass, Kobil, OilCom and PUMA Energy (formerly BP Tanzania). As a result of the "poor quality fuel," the oil marketing companies say they are incurring financial loss in maintenance of equipment, replacement of the product, repair of customers' vehicles as well as loss of revenue due to lack of sales.

    "There is a letter from Rwanda that is in circulation branding Mogas as a supplier of contaminated fuel," Mogas claimed in the letter while Hass said four of its trucks have been held in Kigali, Rwanda, and refused to offload. Mogas also said it has also incurred high truck demurrage costs waiting for action in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Kigali in Rwanda. OilCom said 10 trucks were rejected by dealers on concerns of quality whereas 10 of its network of retail outlets in Dar es Salaam were also affected.

    The oil marketing companies also allege in their letter that they are made to pay for a price differential of approximately 700 USD per metric tonne as the price of ethanol is about 30 per cent of pure petrol in the world market. "The country and consumers are facing a huge loss due to this product while the transit trade of petroleum product and the image of Tanzania and the good work of bulk procurement system are at stake," TAOMAC declared in the letter.

    The letter has also been copied to the Ministry of Energy and Minerals, Chairperson of BPS Technical Committee, General Manager of Petroleum Importation Coordinator (PIC) as well as Augusta Energy and all TAOMAC members.

    Efforts to get comments from the PIC Board Chairman, Mr Mansoor Shanif, were not successful on Sunday.


    By Alvar Mwakyusa | Tanzania Daily News/09/04/2012
     
  2. Baba Imani

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    Asante sana Serikali za Rwanda, Burundi na DRC, OTHERWISE HUKU KWETU NDO IMETOKA, MAANA KILIO CHA SAMAKI MACHOZI YAMEKWENDA NA MAJI. TUNALIWA HUKU TUKIWAANGALIA WANAOTUKAANGA KWA MAFUTA YETU KISANGARA SANGARA.
     
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    Huyo Agusta ni nani hasa? Maana Tanzania sasa hivi mambo si shwari. Kila tunachofanya kina kasoro. Naogopa kusema inawezekana kuna mikono ya wanasiasa kwenye ushindi wa tender wa hawa jamaa. Na kwa kweli bei yao ilikuwa juu kuliko ya soko la dunia kwenye PMS(Petrol). Bulk hii nayo sasa hivi itakuwa kimeo kingine sasa hivi.
     
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    fernandotorres New Member

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    Hivi ni kwanini serikali za nchi jirani especially Rwanda ziko makini sana kwenye viwango vya ubora wa bidhaa wakati sisi ambao ni port of discharge ndio legelege kwenye kuregulate hili??Sidhani kama wale samaki wa Japan wangevuka mpaka kuingia Rwanda hata ile lami ya Kurasini ingeweza kukabidhiwa kwa Serikali.
     
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    "EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE IN TANZANIA".
    Hii nchi kweli imelaaniwa (kwa matendo ya viongozi wetu).
    Tusubiri scandal nyengine.
     
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    Augusta Energy inawakilishwa na Taikun mmoja afahamikae kama Orlando Dacosta.
    Huyu bwana kwa Magumash ya Petrol hakuna anaemuweza Tanzania hii na hata Wakubwa Serikalini wanamjua na "kumtumia" huku nae "akiwatumia" vilevile

    Kampuni hii ya Augusta Energy kwa uwezo wake isingepata hii tenda kama sio mishemishe za huyu bwana.

    Kabla ya kuingia Augusta, Bwana Orlando alikua Operation Manager wa Oryx Oil ambapo kwa umafia wake aliweza kuifanya meli anayotaka yeye ikashusha mafuta (birth) hata kama imechelewa.
     
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    Any success in Tanzania must involve unacceptable practises. Halafu tunajifunika kwa pazia la ukweli na uwazi wakati haki haifuatwi wala kutendwa.
     
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    bora hao waliopewa dhamana ya kuhakiki ubora wa mafuta sasa waumbuke maana wamezidi kuifanya hii nchi jalala la bidhaa mbovu.TBS wamezidi kuchumia tumbo na sasa ndo wataadhirika!
     
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    Kazi ipo tena kubwa. Tunacheza na nchi yetu wenyewe utafikiri tunasehemu nyingine ya kukimbilia ikiharibika.
     
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    Taifa linashushiwa heshima kwa mtindo huu. Huu ni uhujumu uchumi, si kitu cha kuchekea hata chembe!
     
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    Hii yote ni dhana ya amani tunayojidanganya nayo.

    Hakika tukija kukatana vichwa ndo watu watapata akili, yaani tunaichafua nchi as if tuna nchi nyingine tutakuja kwenda kuishi baadae.

    Kibaya zaidi tumewaruhusu na wageni watusaidie kuchafua nchi, unategemea nini hapo,maana wao wana kwao.
     
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    Tuombe Mungu na Mkemia atoe ripoti sahihi, vinginevyo ni aibu kwa taifa letu jamani. Fidia ya uharibifu wa magari na vyombo vingine inakuwaje?
     
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    ..makampuni yote hayo yanayolalamika kwa wakati mmoja au mwingine, nayo yamewahi kulalamikiwa, na hata kuhukumiwa mahakamani kwa kuchakachua mafuta.
     
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    Tusubiri tuone, maana hawa jamaa (Kampuni za mafuta) walipinga hii BPS toka inception yake. Kuna kitu zaidi hapa...:)
     
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    HAYA MAMBO YATAKUJA KUIBUKA SIKU MOJA NA WATU WATAYAJUA YALIVYO
     
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