CPC assures of sufficient stocks of fuel amid demand hike

CPC assures of sufficient stocks of fuel amid demand hike

CPC assures of sufficient stocks of fuel amid demand hike

Written by Amani Nilar

20 Feb, 2022 | 10:45 am

COLOMBO (News 1st); The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) states that 5 ships carrying fuel will arrive in the island within the upcoming week.

Its Chairman, Sumith Wijesinghe stated that diesel, petrol and jet fuel will be brought to Sri Lanka by these ships.

Accordingly, he assured that there are sufficient stocks of fuel in the country while adding that the CPC is ready to provide the necessary stocks of fuel to the Ceylon Electricity Board as well.

However, Wijesinghe stated that the CEB must pay in rupees for the stocks of fuel.

Meanwhile, the daily fuel demand has reported a rapid increase within the last few days.

The Chairman of the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation stated that the average daily fuel demand in the country is 6,000 metric tons, however, on Saturday (19) the demand recorded an increase of 9,000 metric tons.

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