KATHMANDU, Nov 15: The Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC), the only state oil monopoly, has decided to stop supplying petroleum products to those petrol pumps involved in tampering dispensing nozzles.
Issuing a press statement on Friday, the state oil monopoly directed the concerned oil storages across the country to stop supplying fuel to those petrol pumps blacked listed by the Nepal Bureau of Standards and Metrology under the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and ministry.
The decision has come in the wake of the media reports that some petrol pumps were distributing fewer amounts of petroleum products to the customers by fixing dispensing nozzles manufacturing by Gilbarco Company using high-tech software.
Following the direction by the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies regarding the issue, the NOC has issued a letter directing the concerned oil storages across the country to investigate the issue and take action accordingly.
The state oil monopoly also wrote in a press statement directing the blacklisted petrol pumps to not replace the dispensing nozzles and meter readers until the investigation is complete.
Responding to the media news regarding the issue, the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies today dwelled on the issue and directed the NOC to look into the issue immediately.