Seven petrol stations and two liquefied petroleum gas shops in northern Bac Giang province have been fined or had their licences revoked for business violations.

An inspection blitz on the fuel stations uncovered faulty measures and no certificates in fire prevention and fighting and environmental protection.

Others were operating without posting a notice of prices and working hours while LPG shops violated regulations on price lists and the sale of LPG bottles outside contracts.

Meanwhile, the provincial People’s Committee fined a petrol station 100 million VND (4,760 USD) for selling low quality fuel. The station, Doi Nen, had its trading licence withdrawn for 12 months.

According to local press, customers had returned petrol they bought at the station because of its low quality and the municipal authority was notified.

A subsequent investigation showed 10,300 litres of petrol had been tampered with and was of poor quality.

The station was found to have sold low-quality or smuggled gasoline which it had acquired without invoices.