Moscow. March 2. In Rosstandart, the first meeting of the working group on combating illegal turnover of oil products, according to “Kommersant” citing its sources. According to the presentation, the level of violations at the gas station in 2016 was the lowest over the last five years – 18% (was 1536 checked gas stations). In 2015 this indicator, by contrast, was a record high 42.5 per cent. This fuel violations of the physico-chemical properties (surrogate) was found on 12% of gas stations. Have
According to the newspaper’s sources, the improvement of the situation could contribute to the intensification of the fight against counterfeiting. In October 2015, Vladimir Putin at a meeting of the presidential Commission on fuel and energy instructed to create uniform requirements for producers in the framework of the fight against adulteration of fuel. According to various estimates, the annual turnover of counterfeit fuel can reach Russia in 10 million tons (the output forecasts for 2017 – 39.8 million tons of gasoline and more than 70 million tons of diesel fuel).
In the February issue of the surrogate noted the Agency’s “analysis of commodity markets”, the newspaper reminds. Its CEO Mikhail Turukalov said “Kommersant”, against the background of low margin gasoline sales in retail some sellers looking for a way to increase it, and that entails the growth of low-quality fuel on the market.