Tuesday 20 November, 2018

NP dismisses fuel shortage rumors, urges against panic buying

The National Petroleum Marketing Company Limited has dismissed claims of a fuel shortage, assuring that its operations are running normal with a continuous and reliable source of fuel.

In a statement on Friday, it said any news contrary is incorrect and should be disregarded.

Viral messages have been circulating on social media urging members of the public to fill up their tanks over an alleged situation at the Petrotrin refinery.

NP also urged consumers against panic-buying.

“There is no need for consumers to panic-buy since this will only serve to cause fuel shortages. Moreover, the actions of some motorists in queuing irresponsibly at service stations can pose a danger to other road users and create unnecessary disruptions to traffic,” NP said.

Energy Minister Franklin Khan on Friday also said that the rumors of an impending fuel shortage are false.



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