Published May 21, 2014

KATHMANDU, MAY 20 - Motorists in the Kathmandu valley are not only facing a petrol shortage for the second time in a month, but are also hit by adulterated petroleum products.

Questions are being raised about the quality of fuel supplied by the NOC after a number of petrol pumps complained that their machines were facing problems due to “inferior quality petroleum products”.

“Petroleum dealers are saying pipes of the petrol vending machines were found clogged with some sticky substance,” said Nepal Petroleum Dealers’ Association (NPDA) President Lilendra Prasad Pradhan, adding the association has sent petrol samples collected from four pumps to a laboratory based in Kolkata, India, to test the quality.

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