LPRC Rejects High Sulfur Gasoil Russian Product Amid Insistence

This outlet has gathered that Russian Gasoil Product onboard EuroTrader vessel has returned after investigation and LPRC has not accepted the discharge of gasoil onboard Summer 7 because it is above the 500ppm spec set by LPRC for importing Product to Liberia.

LPRC has set a standard to reject any gasoil above 500ppm as per its February, 2024 communication setting new guidelines for importation of Petroleum products to Liberia.

Dealers of Petroleum products have described the stance by the LPRC as welcoming as Liberia is getting better and is no longer the dumping ground for bad products.

This outlet has gathered that the importers are still pushing the management to allow the bad Product to be discharged. The vessel has been at the Liberian anchor waiting to dock for 3 weeks and LPRC keeps holding to the standard.

Accordingly, the owners of the vessel containing the products are now working to misinform the public and LPRC that the product is intended to be supplied to LEC and Sethi Brothers under the pretense of Heavy Fuel Oil.

LEC consumes approximately 800,000 gallons of gasoil during the dry season and uses the hydro during the rainy season. LEC diesel consumption is even better when they use heavy fuel oil during the dry season and petroleum dealers in Liberia are wondering how LEC can now procure 5 million gallons of gasoil for its rainy season operations.

The LPRC is said to have been alerted along with the LEC, Seth Brothers and all stakeholders including the Petroleum Importers Association and the major importers to closely monitor thesituation and ensure that the plot to import dirty fuel to the Liberian Market never happens.

Many petroleum importers are appreciating the current management of LPRC for setting high standards as Liberian is no longer a dumping ground for bad products saying it is a thing of the past.

Investigation continues

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