Prevalence of Adulteration of Conventional Fuel in the Society (Six Geopolitical Zone of Nigeria as a Case Study)

Author(s) Name:

Olotu O.O, Bello. S & Isehunwa S.O


With increase in Fuel demand and consumption but decrease in supply, an increase in the level of fuel adulteration has also been observed and confirmed in Nigeria. Lower priced adulterants are commonly added to our conventional fuel which contributes towards the increase in damages mostly on cars, generators, Human Health and some other electrical Gadget in the society. This paper ascertains fuel adulteration and discuss the Desirability for Solution in Nigeria. A survey was conducted by administration of a questionnaire given to each Respondent to complete in the 6 geopolitical zone of Nigeria which are North Central(NC), South East(SE), North East(NE), South South(SS), North West(NW), South West(SW) of Nigeria. First part of the questionnaire dealt with the Socio-Demographic Information. The second section was concerned with Adulteration: Most Utilized Fuel, Types and Forms of Adulteration, Frequency of Adulteration, Effect/ Damages caused by Adulteration of Fuel and Appropriate suggestions to Stop or Reduce Adulteration. From the table of data, the most significant items are as follows. 90% major fuel consumers are between the age of 21-60 years. 86% of the respondent have experienced fuel Adulteration at one time or the other, 32% Civil Servant, 28% Professionals, 12%Students, 12% Businessmen. 10% Artisan, 10% Trader all spread across the 6-geopolitical zone of Nigeria. In the second section, 66% of Respondent are frequent users of Petrol, 8%   uses Diesel more than Fuel, and 26% uses Kerosene more often. Adulteration of fuel is obvious in the survey, 16% experienced Adulteration on a daily basis,76% every week, 8% monthly.78% has attempted to check for adulteration,46% of the adulterated fuel was bought from Road Vendor,48% from Pump Station, 6% from Pipeline Vandals. In view of this, respondent in the society prefers a new technology effective and simple enough to detect any form of adulteration.


Petroleum Products, Adulteration level in Nigeria, New Technology.

Please cite this article as:

Olotu O.O, Bello. S & Isehunwa S.O (2020). Prevalence of Adulteration of Conventional Fuel in the Society (Six Geopolitical Zone  of Nigeria as a Case Study). International Journal of Recent Research and Applied Studies, 7, 8(1), 1-6.