The Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (MERA) has noted with concern increased illegal fuel vending and alleged fuel service stations’ aiding of this malpractice.  

Retail fuel service stations are reminded that their licencing conditions do not permit hoarding of petroleum products, showing undue preference to, or discriminating against any person(s) with regard to the provision of petroleum products or services.  

MERA alongside other agencies mandated to enforce the law remains vigilant to protect consumers against such practices. MERA will intensify spot checks and ensure offenders are held accountable and regulatory sanctions are applied. MERA will, as appropriate, suspend or revoke licences of fuel service station operators involved in this malpractice.

Consumers are urged to report illegal fuel vending activities and retailers of petroleum products suspected of engaging in discriminatory and unscrupulous practices to the nearest Police Station or call toll-free Tip- Offs Anonymous 847 or call MERA on 0992558564 or 01 774 103/ 01 775 810 orEmail: