The National Agency for Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP) carried out, from October 25th to November 4th, inspection actions in the fuel market in several states, in the five regions of the country.
In the actions, the inspectors verified whether the Agency's norms – such as compliance with fuel quality standards, the supply of the correct volume by the pumps, presentation of adequate equipment and documentation, among others – are being complied with.
In addition to routine inspection, the Agency also works in partnership with various public bodies. During this period, for example, there were partnerships with state metrology agencies (SC and SP), Civil Police (also in SP) and with Procons, such as Rio de Janeiro and the municipalities of Sorriso/MT and Santa Maria/RS.
See below the results of the main actions in the segments of automotive and aviation gas stations; LPG (cooking gas) resellers; fuel, LPG and solvent distributors; biodiesel producers; lubricating oil producers; carrier-dealer-retail (TRR); and supply points:
In the week from November 1st to November 5th, in Manaus, a task force involving teams from the ANP, Ibama, IPAAM, Navy and River Police, inspected an oily waste transport vessel and a floating post. There was a notice and interdiction of a supply pump at the floating station due to faulty operation (low pump and leakage) and for safety reasons, obstruction of the hydrant, warning and warning sign and for keeping consumer goods on the pump island.
From 10/25 to 10/28, the ANP inspected, in the state, ten gas stations and three LPG dealerships in Palmas and Porto Nacional, in Tocantins.
In Porto Nacional, a station was fined for supplying less fuel than indicated at the pump, being banned by a common C gasoline nozzle. Three other service stations in the city were fined for various infractions: not having equipment for fuel quality tests (which may be required by the consumer); not correctly displaying the prices of all fuels in the price panel at the entrance to the establishment; and displaying a distributor's trademark, being registered with the ANP as a white flag (no association with any distributor).
In Itajaí, a service station was fined for not having the equipment to carry out quality tests on fuels, which may be required by consumers. Fuel collections were also carried out for further analysis in a laboratory accredited by the ANP.
In the State of São Paulo, the ANP inspected, from October 25th to 28th, 47 automotive and one aviation fuel stations, 23 LPG dealers and a producer of lubricating oils.
On November 3rd and 4th, 35 economic agents were inspected in São Paulo. In Barueri, Jundiaí, São Pedro and Várzea Paulista, at 15 gas stations visited, no violations were identified. In the capital, inspectors were at eight gas stations and six LPG dealerships. One station was fined for not having the necessary equipment to carry out the quality tests at the request of the consumer and for not correctly informing the prices at the pumps, and another because the thermodensimeter installed in a fuel hydrated ethanol (EHC) metering pump was defective.
From 10/25 to 10/28, in Mato Grosso, a joint operation and reinforcement of training was carried out in the city of Sorriso with the servers of the Municipal Procon, an agency that maintains a technical cooperation agreement with the ANP. Five gas stations and nine LPG dealerships were inspected. Two LPG resellers were banned: one for not having an operating authorization from the ANP, with 38 13 kg cylinders (P13) seized (24 full and 14 empty); and the other for supplying containers filled with LPG to a company not authorized by the Agency. In addition, one station was fined for lack of fuel quality testing equipment.
See the results of ANP actions throughout Brazil
The ANP's inspection actions are planned from various intelligence vectors, such as consumer complaints, data from the Agency's Fuel Quality Monitoring Program (PMQC), information from other agencies and the ANP's Intelligence area, among others . In this way, actions are focused on regions and economic agents with signs of irregularities.