Consumer Council releases fuel metres accuracy test results

Consumer Council releases test results of its accuracy test of fuel metres at petrol stations. All samples are satisfactory, details of the test can be found in the latest issue no. 249 Consumer Report. Fuel metres accuracy test is a periodical project of the Council, this year is the twelfth time the Council conducts this test on fuel metres at local petrol stations. Test results show that 17 fuel metres tested all pass the national standard JJG443-2006. Results of the 2014 accuracy test of fuel metres at petrol station can be found in issue no. 249 Consumer Report, a list of results from the past eleven years, showing the stability of fuel metres in different petrol stations, is also attached for consumers' reference. Statistics also show that tested samples from three out of the eleven years all passed the accuracy test while passing rate of these few years fall between 80 to 90 percent. The Council states that periodic checking on fuel metres not only helps to review the accuracy of fuel metres but also encourages industry's concern on the functionality and maintenance of facilities at petrol stations and to safeguard consumers' interests. The latest Consumer Report features a detailed introduction on the services of Consumer Arbitration Centre, enabling consumers and traders to know more about the law-binding, fast, and efficient way to solve complicated disputes through arbitration. The Council indicates that Consumer Arbitration Centre has been running for 16 years and is the first arbitration institution in Macao. Many consumer organizations take the Arbitration Centre for reference when setting up new arbitration unit or similar mechanism. The latest Consumer Report also features coverage on the cross-strait symposium held earlier in April, and a specific feature on breastfeeding. Consumer Report is now available free of charge at the Consumer Council (Av. Horta e Costa, N.º 24-A, Edf. Cheung Heng, R/C), and the service counter of the Council at Macao SAR Government Service Centre (Rua Nova da Areia Preta, Nº52), Public Information Centre at Vicky Plaza, libraries and bookstores. Consumers may also access the magazine online on the Council's official website ( For enquiries, please call 8988 9315.

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