Motorists who fuelled their cars at Puma Energy Limited service stations in Lilongwe have flooded the company with complaints that their vehicles developed faults.
Three Puma Service Stations in Lilongwe Area 23, Gemini and Area 18 are alleged to have received a consignment of contaminated petrol over the weekend.
Puma Energy managing director Davies Lanjesi and Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (Mera) consumer affairs and public relations manager Fitina Khonje confirmed about the development.
Lanjesi said Puma has instituted investigations to establish what might have caused the problem.
“We take issues of quality seriously and we are doing whatever it takes to ensure that we address the matter with urgency,” he said.
Fuel samples were taken to Malawi Bureau of Standards (MBS).
Communications officer for MBS Moses Gwaza could not give details of the test results.
Mera’s Khonje also said they were yer to get the results but not not say whether fuel was contaminated or not.