Fuel supply hampered by blockades

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The government’s decision to stop the PTI long march to Islamabad on Wednesday by blocking roads in major cities of Punjab hampered deliveries of fuel products in the province, which could result in late supplies to pumps.

This was stated by the Oil Companies Advisory Council (OCAC) while confirming the availability of sufficient stocks of fuel products in the country, including depots in the Punjab region.

Oil marketing companies (OMCs) are making fuel deliveries to retail outlets, but the deliveries are being hampered due to road blockades in the major cities of Punjab, they claimed.

The OCAC further expressed concern over the prevailing situation of road blockades and speculation regarding low stocks circulating on various forums, and requested the public to avoid panic buying.

“There are ample stocks of petrol and high speed diesel (HSD) in the Punjab region and OMCs are making their best efforts to top-up the retail outlets timely, despite the road blockages,” the OCAC said in a statement.

 

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