Who’ll hold the can for adulterated fuel?

Kathmandu, November 29:

Fuel adulteration has raised the question as to who — vehicle owners, auto dealers or fuel sellers — should pay for repair of seized engines.

Vehicle owners say automobile dealers must compensate for engine damage, but the latter say nay.

Meanwhile, sole supplier of petroleum products, Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC), denies it sells

adulterated fuel.

“The state imports and sells petroleum products. If anything goes wrong, it is its s responsibility,” said Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry president Kush kumar Joshi.

An NOC official alleged that the fuel sold by the private sector is adulterated.