Initial lab tests positive: CPC

2017-11-09 11:26:38

The initial laboratory results carried on the shipment of petrol that arrived onboard the oil tanker ‘Neveska Lady’ has been confirmed positive, the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) Chairman Dammika Ranatunga said.

He told Daily Mirror the petrol samples were sent to two laboratories and they confirmed that the samples were according to the CPC specifications.
Mr. Ranatunga said the normal procedure was to have one independent examiner in the testing team but on this instant the CPC deployed two independent examiners considering the current situation.
However, he said the samples have been sent for a final test and the report on which was expected about 1pm today and the shipment unloaded thereafter and added that the tanker was connected to the Muthurajawela buoy and the officials are on standby to unload the shipmenton receipt of the report.
Meanwhile, Mr. Ranatunga said the CPC today issued 1,500 metric tons of petrol to filling stations and with the unloading of the stock of petrol there was no need for anyone to panic.
Fuel tanker ‘Neveska Lady’ carried32,750 metric tons of 92 Octane petrol and 7,500 metric tons of 95 Octane petrol and docked in the Colombo harbour last evening. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

  Comments - 17

  • Hora Thursday, 9 November 2017 11:39

    We knew this even before testing

    Reply : 5       25

    tarzan Thursday, 9 November 2017 11:41

    weathre its positive or negative it should unload for this short sighted foolish nation,

    Reply : 3       23

    Doug Thursday, 9 November 2017 11:46

    I hope not dengue positive

    Reply : 9       8

    Kariawasam Thursday, 9 November 2017 11:53

    India is the most trustworthy country in the world. No other country could have shipped to us good oil in the second attempt.This is called honesty.

    Reply : 29       7

    Harry Thursday, 9 November 2017 16:11

    Wow! The Indian vessel was coming from Middle East! What a Joke!

    Reply : 1       3

    ANTON Thursday, 9 November 2017 11:53


    Reply : 33       11

    Bad logic Thursday, 9 November 2017 12:02

    You don't test every drop of oil.

    Reply : 4       40

    Jaliya Friday, 10 November 2017 08:05

    There are number of separate fuel storage cells in a tanker maybe 100 of them. Not possible to check all within a day but CPC did in hours. Random samples shall be tested from selected cells to determine the EQA.

    Reply : 0       1

    TKs Thursday, 9 November 2017 11:57

    Thank God. I was praying whole night.

    Reply : 0       14

    AJ Thursday, 9 November 2017 12:47

    The crisis that happens when the ministers brother is appointed as Chairman of a public corporation? Is he qualified to be Chairman?

    Reply : 0       15

    Jaliya Friday, 10 November 2017 08:13

    He qualified himself as an intimidate figure. His job function is to intimidate the press. Do you know what happens when you give a razerblade to a monkey ? ....... yeah that's what happened in here.

    Reply : 0       2

    alex Thursday, 9 November 2017 12:51

    Anton-don't display your ignorance. It is a sample test, one does not test every drop of 35,000 MT

    Reply : 0       17

    Shilla Thursday, 9 November 2017 13:42

    Sample test consists of many samples and followed by day is not enough.

    Reply : 6       2

    Ravi Thursday, 9 November 2017 13:19

    When you say positive, I thought it is also contaminated.

    Reply : 1       7

    sanjeewa Thursday, 9 November 2017 13:47

    This oil is coming from ENOC (Emirates National Oil Company) Oil tanks in Jebel Ali Port and I can assure you it is good. ENOC supplies oil to various countries and it has terminals in Jurong, Singapore also.

    Reply : 0       3

    Ravi Thursday, 9 November 2017 14:31

    It is funny for the good oil Indians are bringing not from their dirty storages but from the Gulf.Why can't we get it ourselves from Gulf and kick out the Indians.

    Reply : 1       4

    Harry Thursday, 9 November 2017 16:14

    Ravi - You should know how the commission works! Ha! Ha!! HAAA!!!

    Reply : 1       2

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