Deficiencies is fuel service reported by regulating agency

Service station owners are threatening a strike Wednesday because their profit margin has been cut. So the nation’s price regulating agency is getting in a first shot.

The agency, the Autoridad Reguladora de Servicios Públicos, said Friday that 5 percent of the nation’s service stations have violated quantity and quality standards.

The agency said that inspectors checked 348 stations and found 12 that were delivering short amounts of fuel and five with quality problems.

The norm for errors in fuel delivery is 100 milliliters for each 20 liters, the agency said. Any deviation greater than this is a violation.

The agency already had announced that five stations were delivering fuel at a lower octane level than indicated.

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