Written by Pavani Hapuarachchi
28 Feb, 2022 | 7:54 am
COLOMBO (News 1st): The Ministry of Energy expects two more ships carrying Diesel from Singapore to reach Sri Lanka on Monday (Feb. 28).
One tanker contains 28,500 metric tonnes of Auto Diesel, and 9,000 metric tonness of Jet fuel; the second tanker contains 30,300 metric tonnes of Auto Diesel and 7000 metric tonnes of Super Diesel, K. D. R. Olga, the Secretary to the Energy Ministry told News 1st.
Arrangements are being made to pay for the fuel shipments with the assistance of the Central Bank, the Energy Ministry said.
According to the Energy Ministry, a shipment of 30,000 metric tonnes of Furnace Oil for electricity generation will arrive in Sri Lanka on the 8th of March and Letters of Credit worth USD $20 million have been opened for this shipment.
Meanwhile, arrangements have been made to unload 38,400 metric tonnes of fuel, for which Letters of Credit worth USD $30 million was opened.
Accordingly, the distribution process will begin from Tuesday (March 01).
Secretary to the Ministry of Energy, K. D. R. Olga assured that there is NO shortage of Petrol in the country.
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