Sri Lanka’s state-owned Ceylon Petroleum Corp (Ceypetco) has suspended oil contracts worth millions of dollars that were signed last year for fuel deliveries, the company chairman has told on Thursday.
“We have suspended some previous contracts ... due to (Ceypetco) not following standard competitive guidelines and standards,” said Ranjith Wickremesingha, chairman of Ceypetco.
Under some of the contracts, companies have been able to supply more than the maximum volumes allowed, up to as much as twice the amount originally stipulated, Wickremesingha said.
“These are violations,” he said.
Ceypetco agreed to several term contracts last year for gasoil, gasoline and jet fuel deliveries from PetroChina , Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC), Sinopec Corp’s trading arm Unipec, and Swiss Singapore, part of the Indian multinational conglomerate Aditya Birla Group.