(Monitoring of fuel quality in June 2015 and 1st quarter of 2015)
(Prague, July 21, 2015) During the first six months of 2015, the Czech Trade Inspection Authority collected in total 1,331 motor fuel samples at filling stations. 21 samples, i.e. 1.6%, failed quality requirements stipulated in technical standards. In the same period of the previous year, the ratio of defective samples was 3.7%. Highest number of flaws was detected concerning diesel, namely in 12 cases. Samples of compressed natural gas (CNG) were the only samples without any defects. CTIA saw defects concerning 2 samples of automotive petrol. In the evaluated period, 30 fines amounting to almost 7 million CZK were lawfully imposed to owners of poor quality fuels and prohibition of sale was imposed in 13 cases, namely sale of 120,432 litres of fuels amounting to 4 million CZK was banned. “Consumer protection is one of my major priorities. Therefore I am glad that the Czech Trade Inspection Authority keeps inspecting fuels, especially in the period of vacations when people travel more, and that we see a positive trend in this field,” said Jan Mládek, the Minister of Industry and Trade. During June, in total 222 fuel samples were collected, including 4 samples that failed quality requirements. “I consider the gradual decrease of ratio of poor quality samples a consequence of a set of measures taken by the members of the parliament, the Czech Trade Inspection Authority and subsequently distributors of fuels during recent years. I consider stabile quality of fuels a good news, especially for motorists,” said Mojmír Bezecný, the Director General of the Czech Trade Inspection Authority.
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