Miraculous Eco Tablet
There was much controversy about a tablet that was supposed to mix with petrol which would give an extra percentage of consumption over ten times, on 92 and 95 grades. An advertising Agency or Manufacturing company became quite popular with this innovative tablet. Consequently, almost every motorist was compelled to use this Eco tablet since the fuel prices went up to rocket levels. However, The Minister of Power and Energy introduced a QR- code system to obtain petrol from all filling stations, which reduced the mile-long queues where people had to wait in lines, sometimes overnight.
Finally, Petroleum Corporation investigated the eco tablet at Sapugaaskanda and Kolonnawa laboratories adopting their methods and concluded that there was no difference in the octane ratings. This was quite contrary to what the marketing or the manufacturing company maintained.
Initially, the advertising or manufacturing company became quite popular with this innovative tablet. Consequently, almost every motorist was compelled to use this Eco tablet as the fuel prices went up at rocket levels. However, the Petroleum Corporation investigated this eco-tablet at Sapugaaskanda and Kolonnawa laboratories. It concluded that there was no iota of difference in the octane values in petrol, contrary to what the marketing company or advertising agency claimed. The corporation said it was a completely misleading statement and advised the petrol consumers not to be gullible and believe in false propaganda.
The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation’s history goes back over sixty years, and it is a part of the Sri Lanka government. It has faced several severe incidents in the past; Therefore, the Corporation is ready to face the current problematic situation.
The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation further quoted that it had served the general public’s rights for over sixty years, and it, being a government corporation, had faced severe incidents in the past. Therefore, the Corporation urged petrol consumers not to get deceived by such false advertisements. Further, the Corporation said it would take legal action against the company or the advertising agency that introduced the eco-tablet to the public.
Ceylon Petroleum Corporation further announced that they would guarantee and take full responsibility for ensuring that petrol stocks are up to expected international standards. The Corporation denies any possibility of dispatching sub-standard petrol to consumers through filling stations. They would guarantee and take full responsibility for ensuring that petrol stocks are up to expected standards.
The Corporation has sent to all Cepteco filling stations through their regional offices stating that it would be against the country’s law to deal with the eco-tablets or be seen as influenced by the advertising or manufacturing company or the advertising agency.
The Corporation further advised that investigators of the Corporation had informed other regional offices to be active daily to determine whether any Cepteco filling station entertains in such illegal activities. The Corporation demands to protect the consumers genuinely.
In the Corporation’s circular, it was mentioned that “our Cepteco filling stations are inspected through divisional sales offices’ to ensure that dispensing of fuel is identified precisely as 92 or 95 octane values. It is the Corporation’s responsibility to discharge petrol according to international standards specified standards, they claim.
The two laboratories are making enormous efforts at Sapugaaskanda and Kolonnawa laboratories to develop an alternative to the ECO tablet to improve the Octane values in petrol.