Six filling stations in Muscat charged for unavailability of gas, price hikes, services

 The Public Authority for Consumer Protection (PACP) has issued violation notices against six gas stations in Muscat  for violating the consumer protection bylaws and regulations during the period starting January to September of 2017.
Hilal bin Saud al Ismaili, Head of the Market Regulation and Control Department, stated that PACP has intensified field control on gas prices, since the implementation of the gas products price adjustment decision, through the continuous inspection campaigns conducted by the law enforcement officers on the gas stations around the various governorates of Oman.
Ismaili added that the unavailability of gas was the cause that topped the list of violations with approximately 34.37  per cent of the total violations while others varied such as: raising the price, breaking the freedom of choice rules, allowing only one fueling lane, among other causes, He also stated that the administrative fines varied between RO50 – 2,000.
Ismaili advised all providers to adhere to the implemented rules and steer clear of price manipulation and, also advised the consumers to report the violations that undermine their rights guaranteed by laws and legislations.

 

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