Filling Stations-- Some creating artificial shortage: Arjuna

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Petroleum Resources Development Minister Arjuna Ranatunge said yesterday he had received information that certain filling stations were continue to create an artificial petrol shortage and a special team had been deployed to investigate it.

He said this when responding to a question asked by UNP MP Chaminda Wijesiri and was determined to take legal action against those involved in this malpractice irrespective of their status.

Mr. Wijesiri said some filling stations had refused to pump even diesel despite there being no shortage of diesel.

When asked whether the ministry would formulate a mechanism to improve the storage capacity of fuel stations, the minister said his ministry had already instructed the filling stations to develop their facilities for this purpose.

Mr. Wijesiri pointed out that some fuel stations did not even have a storage capacity to hold a two-day stock of fuel.(Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera)

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  • BuffaloaCitizen Tuesday, 14 November 2017 09:27 AM

    I have noticed that you always make big "farts" all the time but shit does not appear. I hope you understand what I mean. We prefer to hear you stating that xx number of petrol stations have been identified and their licenses have been cancelled and those licenses are being allocated to others on a transparent tender process.

    Lord Wolfstein Tuesday, 14 November 2017 10:01 AM

    With best regards from the bicycle rider

    Doug Tuesday, 14 November 2017 10:23 AM

    Address the root cause, not just symptoms. without more storage and refining capacity, this problem will always be there.

    Dallas Tuesday, 14 November 2017 11:20 AM

    Questions to askWhat is the current storage capacity What is our safety stock levelWhat is the re-order quantity level If we do not have proper safety stock levels and reorder quantity levels we can run out of stock due to variations in the system

    TJ Tuesday, 14 November 2017 11:37 AM

    The real problems is that, the shoes you are wearing are too big for you captain.

    alex Tuesday, 14 November 2017 11:55 AM

    Sl always waiting for some donor funds or aid to improve current refinery capacity st Sapugaskanda. This problem will continue

    Haramanis Tuesday, 14 November 2017 12:08 PM

    It is obvious that Arjuna and his brother created this shortage. Earlier he blamed the Lanka IOC, now he is blaming the retailers. Come on man!!! who is fooling whom??

    ceylon Tuesday, 14 November 2017 02:57 PM

    these all short comings shows the un suitableness of the minister to handle this situation.why not keep one month stock . via DM Android App

    Sanath Wednesday, 15 November 2017 11:24 AM

    This blame game should stop. As a responsible minister must take appropriate action to address and solve the issues inorder not to gt repeated.


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