Vivo Energy Assures Public on Fuel Quality

In a market widespread with competition, this it can be a challenge for customers to choose the right fuel for their vehicles.  When Shell first introduced differentiated fuels in 2005, mind the industry had about 32 players and 600 retail sites with a total market of 557 million litres per annum and an industry average throughput of 840, remedy 000 litres per annum.

Today the industry has over 37 players, 877 retail sites with a total market of 1,565,000 million litres per annum. Vivo Energy Uganda has committed to offering customers quality fuels. At a recent site visit, Vivo Energy MD Hans Paulsen assured the general public that Shell carries out random tests at every site and if there are any contaminants the site will be closed until the tanks are cleaned up.

“Unfortunately, adulteration is still an issue in Uganda. I commend the Uganda National Bureau of Standards’ (UNBS) efforts in curbing the vice. I encourage the whole industry to make quality checks mandatory in order to assure the Ugandan motorist of safe, clean and unadulterated fuel” Said Hans.

“At Vivo Energy, quality is a key agenda and a basis for our operations. We have put in place a rigorous and stringent quality management system to deliver products that do not compromise on quality. These include a modern laboratory at our depot and the only ones with a state of the art mobile testing laboratory in Uganda” Hans further explained.

At every loading point the product is tested and certified before loading and certificates of quality are sent to the next point of receipt. Upon arrival of the truck, the product is re-tested and compared with certificate at loading point before offloading.” Vivo Energy enhances this system by using risk based sampling and testing (RBST) where we sample and test based at the risk of contamination associated at every change of operation area. Consuming adulterated fuel has adverse effects on a vehicle; from engine malfunctions to increasing emission of pollutants. Motorists therefore have a responsibility to choose and buy quality fuels every time” Hans concluded.

It is true that all the fuel comes from the port of Mombasa and at this point are the same as other fuels – with the exception of Shell V-Power fuel, which has a dedicated channel.

At Vivo Energy not all fuels are the same. That belief continues to build on Shell’s century of research and innovation to deliver differentiated fuels to meet customer needs.


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