Sufficient stock of fuel until February 2018 – authorities assure in bid to battle rumours

Sufficient stock of fuel until February 2018 – authorities assure in bid to battle rumours

Sufficient stock of fuel until February 2018 – authorities assure in bid to battle rumours

Written by Nathasha De Alwis

20 Nov, 2017 | 8:37 am

Rumours, claiming a potential fuel shortage, resulted in long queues in a number of petrol stations across the country, particularly in the Kandy and Colombo districts yesterday, November 19.

According to the Secretary of the CPC D. J. Rajakaruna, a rumour has resulted in fears among the general public over a fuel shortage.

Meanwhile, the Managing Director the of Petroleum Storage Terminal, Sanjeewa Wijeyrathne assured that a sufficient stock of petroleum remains with the Kandy Regional Storage terminal.He added that a stock of fuel is currently being unloaded at the Colombo Harbour, and further assured that a number of fuel tankers are expected to arrive in the country within the next few days.

Secretary of the Ministry of Petroleum Resources Development, Upali Marasinghe stated that the present stock of fuel is sufficient to provide the fuel demands of the country until February 2018.However, the Secretary has informed all fuel stations to prevent the unnecessary pumping of fuel to vehicles.

Moreover, Deputy Minister Harsha De Silva,, posting a twitter message last night also assured that the government is in possession of sufficient fuel stocks and that the distribution of fuel from Kolonnawa is currently underway.

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