By: Kebba AF Touray
The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) has called on all tanker trucks carrying petroleum products that do not possess license, to do so.
The press release indicated that henceforth all vehicles that are yet to be inspected, should as a matter of urgency apply for inspection and licensing to avoid enforcement action.
It further stated that only licensed transporters and certified tankers are authorized to transport petroleum in the country.
PURA said it is mandated by the Petroleum Products Acts 2016 to regulate the entire value chain of the downstream petroleum sector.
The authority said Section 6 (2) of the Petroleum Products Act 2016 stipulates that a person shall not perform petroleum products supply operations without obtaining a licence.
“The general public, government and all businesses are hereby informed that only licensed transporters and certified tankers are authorized to transport petroleum products in The Gambia,” PURA said.
PURA also said all “tanker trucks carrying petroleum products who do not possess a licence as of this publication, will be subjected to regulatory oversight action, equally all those vehicles that are yet to be inspected are urged as a matter of urgency to apply for inspection and Licensing to avoid enforcement action.”
PURA said the names of companies who have applied and had their vehicles (tankers) inspected successfully by an independent examiner in accordance with the Petroleum (Transport Business) Regulations 2018, resulting in the issuance of a Licence by the Hon. Minister of Petroleum are as follows:
JABEL TOURAY Diesel, Petrol GG/PURA/PP-TR/13-2020
AZIZ SAM Diesel, Petrol GG/PURA/PP-TR/5-2020
PAINTERMAN Diesel, Petrol GG/PURA/PP-TR/19-2020
TRANSAFRICANA HFO GG/PURA/PP-TR/1-2020
EQUA ENERGY Ltd Diesel, Petrol GG/PURA/PP-TR/4-2020
JAH OIL Ltd Diesel, Petrol GG/PURA/PP-TR/18-2020
PETROGAS Diesel, Petrol GG/PURA/PP-TR/15-2020
BUKARY GAYE Diesel, Petrol GG/PURA/PP-TT/10-2020
LAMIN TAAL HFO GG/PURA/PP-TR/20-2020
ABC LOGISTICS Diesel, Petrol GG/PURA/PP-TR/06-2021
PETRAZO Diesel, Petrol GG/PURA/PP-TR/01-2021
RIDERS FOR HEALTH Diesel, Petrol GG/PURA/PP-TR/07-2021
DABANANI Diesel, Petrol GG/PURA/PP-TR/04-2021
WALOUM JAWO Diesel, Petrol GG/PURA/PP-TR/10-2021
AMBILL SPEED Diesel, Petrol GG/PURA/PP-TR/08-2021
HADIM JONGA HFO GG/PURA/PP-TR/09-2021
OMAR JARBO Diesel, Petrol GG/PURA/PP-TR/02-2021
SALIFU BADGIE Diesel, Petrol GG/PURA/PP-TR/05-2021
DEBOE ENTERPRISE Diesel, Petrol GG/PURA/PP-TR/03-2021
“No unlicensed business will be allowed to transport fuel with effect from 19th April 2021”, said PURA.