Filling stations closed down due to diesel shortage

Filling stations closed down due to diesel shortage

Filling stations closed down due to diesel shortage

Written by Amani Nilar

15 Mar, 2022 | 9:46 am

COLOMBO (News 1st); Some filling stations have been closed down due to the diesel shortage currently being experienced in the country. 

The News 1st correspondents stated that queues were seen at many petrol stations near Colombo, and even near filling stations that were closed. 

The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation took steps to increase fuel prices with effect from midnight on 11th March.

Accordingly, 92 Octane Petrol has been increased by Rs.77 to Rs.254 per liter, 95 Octane has been increased by Rs. 76/-, to Rs. 283/-, Auto Diesel has been increased by Rs. 55/-, to Rs. 176/-, while Super Diesel by Rs. 95/-, to Rs. 254/-.

The move follows the decision taken by the Lanka IOC to increase the price of petrol by Rs. 50 per liter and diesel by Rs. 75 per liter from midnight on Thursday (10).

Accordingly, a litre of octane 95 petrol is Rs. 254, a litre of Euro 3 petrol is Rs. 263, a litre of auto diesel is now sold at Rs. 214, while a litre of super diesel is now Rs. 249.

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