Posted: Sunday 29th June 2014 at 11:06 am

Gov’t calls for calm with resumption of fuel supply

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The  Ministry of Information and Media Relations says enough petrol has been supplied to the various oil-marketing companies and available at the service stations.

‘As of this evening, 3 million litres of  the product has been supplied, with another 4 million litres to be released tomorrow, Sunday’, the Ministry said in a statement Saturday night.

There has been a shortage of gasoline over the last two days, but according to the Ministry, a total of 50 million litres of the   product will be pumped into the system in the next 10 days to ease the shortage.

The statement said the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum and the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) will continue to dispatch products every day until the situation stabilizes.

While apologizing to the motoring and general public for  the inconveniences and anxiety created by the shortage, the Ministry of Information and Media Relations urged the public to cease the panic buying because there is  enough stock, which is being released unto the market.

The statement also urged the fuel service stations to prioritize the selling of fuel directly into vehicles rather than gallons  since some unscrupulous persons have been reselling the product to motorists at exorbitant prices.

‘Service station owners must endeavor  as  much as practicable to serve fuel directly into cars and vehicles and not into jerry     cans and gallons’, the statement concluded.

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