Further to our recent story about gasNatural engineers and gas inspections. It appears that there may be something similar with Repsol engineers. We have received the following information from one of our readers Brian T....
"I read on Almerimar Today with interest your recent experiences concerning gas inspectors.
You may be interested in what happened to me this week on the same subject. On Monday evening around 8pm 2 "Inspectors" arrived. Whilst my Spanish is far from fluent I understood that they were "authorised" by Repsol to carry out inspections? Both individuals were in "uniforms" I asked to see their identification, they showed me a number of cards all of which seemed to be authentic including cards with the El Ejido town hall motto on them. I ultimately refused to let them on the property, stating that I had no bottled gas on site and that I was under contract for maintenance and supply of LPG from Repsol who notify me in advance when an inspection is due.
Yesterday I had a phone call from someone purporting to be from Repsol and that 2 engineers would be on site within the hour. I assumed that this call was nothing to do with the earlier visit as referred to above. Within the hour 2 engineers arrived on site, their ID seemed ok. They had a look at the system and then strangely asked if I could supply them with some liquid soap, presumably to test for leaks. This immediately set alarm bells ringing as Repsol engineers or their fully authorised agents always have such material at hand. I then said that I was unhappy with their lack of professionalism. They then left quite quickly but said that they would be back in an hour or so. Several hours later ( and after we had been shopping ) they did not turn up.
To our dismay early evening when our gas system comes on via a timer we found that we had no supply of gas via our underground tank to the house or boiler!!!
To cut a long story short we were lucky to obtain the services of Mark the plumber who quickly identified that the system had been shut down!! So that no gas could reach the house or boiler!!
Whilst we cannot be sure we feel that the 2 inspectors may well have returned whilst we were out who I am pretty certain would then have said that they could fix the "problem"
I am pleased to say that they have not returned. Repsol have also confirmed that they had not authorised anyone to visit our installation.
Feel free to publish the above it you think it will be of interest to your readers."