The GOfit, home fuel delivery app, was launched a few days ago, but is now unavailable. This is because the Rio de Janeiro court ordered the service to be suspended pending an operating authorization.
In a decision taken on Wednesday (6), Judge Marcio Alexandre Pacheco da Silva, of the 45th Civil Court of Rio de Janeiro, said that GOfit could return to work when its service is regulated and authorized by the National Oil, Gas Agency Natural and Biofuels (ANP).
“For the practice of the activity of resale of fuels, prior authorization from the ANP and the fulfillment of strict requirements, including those related to the requirements of environmental agencies, are essential”, said the judge.
The measure was adopted after an injunction request from the Retail Trade Union of Fuels and Lubricants and Convenience Stores in the Municipality of Rio de Janeiro. If it is not fulfilled, GOfit may receive daily fines of R $ 100 thousand.
Created by Fit Combustíveis, a supply chain for white flag stations in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, GOfit delivers gasoline and ethanol at home with the help of a water tanker. Before suspension, the application was already analyzed by the ANP, which prohibits this type of trade.
Now, the application’s website has started to display a message to explain the unavailability of the service. The company claims that it reached almost 20,000 downloads in less than ten days and guarantees that it has taken all precautions, “mainly with regard to security”.
“As it is an unprecedented service in the country, the learning process is constant and we are attentive to each factor to always evolve”, states the note. “In order to meet some recommendations from the ANP, GOfit will be unavailable for a few days”.
With information: Agency Brazil.