Fuel quality monitoring programme launches in Georgia

120 samples of fuel will be taken across the country. Photo: Envrionmental Supervision Department. 

Agenda.ge, 30 Jul 2019 - 14:54, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Environmental Supervision Department of Georgia has launched a fuel quality monitoring programme in the country. 

120 samples of fuel will be taken from fuel stations around the country without prior notice to gas station employees.

Fuel samples will be tested in an internationally accredited laboratory and the Levan Samkharauli National Forensic Bureau for identification of its compliance with legislative norms.

Fuel samples will be taken without prior notice to gas station employees. Photo: Environmental Supervision Department. 

Gas stations and sellers who fail to meet the quality or composition standards set out by the Georgian government will have to pay a 8,000 GEL ($2,726/€2,445) fine.

The programme is a part of a larger government push to improve air quality in the country, as a part of which air quality monitoring website air.gov.ge was recently set up. 

The website provides information from nine automatic air quality stations across Georgia in Georgian and English.