The Citizen (Dar es Salaam) Tanzania: Adulterated Fuel Swamps Pump Market Faraja Jube 17 July 2009 Dodoma About half of the fuel sold in the country between 2007 and 2008 was of substandard quality. A laboratory analysis conducted by the Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) during the period showed that 107 out of 165 fuel stations were selling the substandard fuel. The deputy minister for Energy and Minerals, Mr Adam Malima, told Parliament in Dodoma yesterday that the Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Agency (Ewura), took fuel samples from filling stations for laboratory analysis by TBS. During 2007, a total of 59 out of 75 fuel stations were found to have substandard fuel, while 48 out of 90 fuel stations were also found selling substandard fuel in 2008. He said Ewura also conducted inspection on 33 fuel reservoir and 12 fuel tankers between 2007 and 2008. The results showed that 18 fuel reservoirs and 6 fuel tankers, had carried poor quality fuel. Mr Malima said Ewura fined 102 filling stations and banned them temporarily from offering fuel services, according to Section 44(2)(a) of the 2008 Petrol Act. Responding to a question by Bububu MP Cosmas Masolwa (CCM), he said other five fuel stations received a 12-month ban each. The MP had wanted to know the number of fuel dealers who were booked by Ewura for mixing petrol and diesel with kerosene during the period under review.