At a time when the Portuguese live “suffocated” by the prices of compounds, there are situations that do not help. In 2021 we reported that there were fuel stations in Portugal with a “manipulated” meter.
History repeats itself again and recently ASAE detected a faulty diesel pump that immediately charged 1.65 euros (before starting refueling).
Diesel pump had once been a metrological control
A diesel pump in Vila Pouca de Aguiar (Vila Real) had the counter defective, charging the consumer with a value of up to 1.65 euros before starting the supply, today the Food and Economic Security Authority (ASAE).
In communiquéASAE refers to the treatment of the fourth similar occurrence that it detected “in the last few months”.
It was verified at the same gas station and supply meter in question, refers to ASAE, “it was found that, at the beginning of each supply, after the 'reset' of the meter before the fuel man was the man of the pump nozzle, it was changed automatically, charging 1.65 euros, without the consumer having made any effective supply”.
ASAE refers to having “sealed and seized it, as a precautionary measure, for the respective technical review”. The gas control pump had already been a metrological one this year, “showing the seal of validity and compliance”.
The communiqués were communicated to Público because they are “strong evidence of the crime of technical speculation” and the possible crime of forgery of technical notation.
If you fill up your vehicle, pay attention to the gas station meter. In case of irregularity, contact ASAE.
According to recent information, the liter of gasoline will rise by 4 cents this week. Gasoline must not change in price. The Government maintains the reduction of ISP rates, but the fall in the tax equivalent to 13% will only be in May. At this point the Autovoucher ends.