Suspicious ‘Jet A1’ fuel conforms to specs: Ministry

20 December 2017 12:41 pm - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Indian Oil Company’s imported stock of suspicious “Jet A1” Aviation fuel which failed the first quality check has met standards set by the CPC during the second fuel sample testing, the Petroleum Resources Development Ministry said today.

The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) conducted the second quality test with the participation of independent observers on Sunday (17) where they confirmed the samples were in line with CPC specifications.

Issuing a statement, the ministry said the rust in the oil tanker might have contaminated the fuel which could have ensured the stock did not meet specification during the first test.  
The Ministry said that during the second test, rust might have sunk down to the bottom of the ship as it docked at the Colombo Port, which ensured the fuel samples were cleared and confirmed to be of high quality.

The ministry said it has started to unload the stock this morning. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

  Comments - 4

  • ANTON Wednesday, 20 December 2017 01:51 PM


    ANTON Wednesday, 20 December 2017 01:54 PM


    Sincere Wednesday, 20 December 2017 02:57 PM

    Fuel fit or unfit depends on circumstances. Unfit in one time could be fit in another depending on circumstances. Its the method of oiling palms!!

    pumal Thursday, 21 December 2017 09:08 AM

    How can it be ok at 2nd test,poor vehicle owners will suffer and others will mint

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