Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Authorities investigate Sverdlovsk fuel filling stations

More than 40 administrative lawsuits have been instituted in the Sverdlovsk region in relation to offenses at gas and fuel-filling stations.

Russia's Deputy General Prosecutor Yuri Ponomarev issued an investigation into local filling stations after an explosion at a Yekaterinburg station on August 16, Ural Business Consulting reports.

Ninety-three filling stations were inspected, with 27 orders relating to the detected violations of the federal law issued. Nine claims were placed with the court and 42 administrative offense lawsuits were instituted.

The investigation paid special attention to filling stations operating without any entitlement, organizational or accompanying documentation and in violation of licensing requirements. Twenty-four illegal stations were found, according to Ural Business Consulting.

Additionally, it was discovered that one sole trader, V. Popov, continued rendering propane-filling services to customers at a station on Polevskoy Tract, which violates existing legislation.