Long wait for fuel: Filling Stations closed due to shortage

Long wait for fuel: Filling Stations closed due to shortage

Long wait for fuel: Filling Stations closed due to shortage

Written by Teena Marian

15 Jun, 2022 | 12:31 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); Multiple filling stations across Sri Lanka have been closed for several days due to the shortage of fuel.

However, motorists were seen waiting in line at these filling stations anticipating the arrival of fuel stocks.

In some areas, people have been waiting in line for several days to almost a week.

The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation is yet to declare a definite day for delivery for these filling stations.

Prime Minister Wickremesinghe on Tuesday (14) said the authorities will ensure there is a continuous supply of fuel, but it will only meet 50% of the current demand.

“Priority will be given for electricity generation, transportation, and other essential services,” he said.

The existing stocks will last for another seven days, said the Prime Minister adding that a shipment of 40,000 MT of fuel will reach Sri Lanka by the 16th of June 2022.

In addition, individual Petrol & Diesel shipments will reach Sri Lanka thereafter, completing the requirement of fuel for this month.

The Prime Minister said two fuel shipments will be procured for the month of July.

He said that a new Credit Line with India will support fuel purchasing for another 4 months from July.

The Premier said that the fuel delivery will be available for 50% of the demand in the country.

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