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BOC, BIR set field test on fuel sites, transport

File photo shows cargo trucks on Roxas Boulevard, Manila.

THE Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) announced they will begin on April 26 Field Testing Enforcement activities on gasoline, diesel, and kerosene found in warehouses, storage tanks, gas stations, other retail outlets, and properties, as well as those in vessels, tank trucks and other similar fuel transporting vehicles.

This, as BOC and BIR are set to end on the same day the Transitory Field Testing Activities that began in February this year. Under the Transitory Field Testing of the government’s fuel marking program, sample fuels from retail stations and tank trucks in National Capital Region and nearby provinces were tested to determine the marker levels in the fuel supply available in the domestic market.

In a statement on Thursday, BOC said the Field Testing process will entail the use of Mobile Laboratory Units equipped with analyzers capable of detecting the official fuel marker’s presence in any fuel sample.

The test result will be generated on-site and will indicate a “pass” or “fail” result. 

Image credits: Nonie Reyes

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