Fuel shortage hits parts of Accra

Fuel shortage has hit parts of the capital Accra. A number of fuel stations visited by Joy News had run out of the product.Fuel shortage has hit parts of the capital Accra. A number of fuel stations visited by Joy News had run out of the product.

The few stations that had the product said they managed to get some after waiting for days for their supplies.

Motorists who spoke to Joy News from long queues expressed their frustrations over the situation.

Explaining the shortage of the essential commodity, Deputy Energy Minister, Dr Kwabena Donkor said vessels carting the product were left stranded by storms on the seas.

“Because the vessels could come in to discharge, the available stocks were restricted so as to make room for contingency but now that we know the weather is fine and they are discharging, TOR is pumping all out today.”

He noted that some Oil Marketing Companies were also owing and so could not receive supplies.

Some oil companies also were hording the product anticipating an increase in the prices of fuel products.

He gave the assurance there would not be any price increases.

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