Video: Insufficient stocks of crude oil at SOR

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The Sapugaskanda Oil Refinery may have close down by November 10 because the current crude oil stocks would only last till then, employees said today.

Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) Jathika Sewaka Sangamaya Branch Secretary Ananda Palitha said the refinery would have to close down by November 10 because of a shortage of adequate stocks of crude oil.

“There are no ships carrying stocks of crude oil on the way to Sri Lanka,” he said.

Mr. Palitha charged 3,500 tons of crude oil are refined though the capacity was 6,000 tonnes a day.

“This situation had arisen as a result of bad management by the CPC,” he alleged. He said the situation would lead to the CPC incurring a daily loss of Rs.70 million.

However CPC Managing Director Susatha De Silva said there was no need for anyone to panic because two oil shipments were expected to arrive soon. When asked for their date of arrival, he said he was not in a position to give a date. “All I can say is that the two shipments are expected any time. “ There is no reason for anyone to panic because we are ready to face any situation,” Mr. De Silva added.  (Yohan Perera and Sanath Desmond)

Video by Sanath Desmond

  Comments - 7

  • Prof. Calculas Thursday, 07 November 2013 05:05 AM

    Just do your job and the respective authorities will take care of the crude stocks. The media should not give these pinheads publicity.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Thursday, 07 November 2013 01:03 PM

    Prof. Calculars, as because of guys like you, the UNP is sleeping Now UNP is a dead vegetable, do you know or admit my statement.

    SADA Thursday, 07 November 2013 03:21 AM

    Well sais MD, you must be given a ministerial position

    Kiris Baba Amaray Thursday, 07 November 2013 03:25 AM

    Mr. Ananda Palitha is not a easy man, without any reasons he will never talk. This is the true picture.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Wednesday, 06 November 2013 04:19 PM

    He is right, we as a team investigated and found the facts.

    Saman Friday, 08 November 2013 12:00 AM

    I doubt that another fraud is going on. Now world market has 92 Octane which is cheaper than Octane 95. What is sold in certain petrol sheds may have this low priced petrol sold as Octane 95. Anybody checked this.???

    bash Wednesday, 06 November 2013 11:42 AM

    Will arrive anytime, without knowing the ETD and PO placement ????? wonderful MD, only interested in the perks dont know what is happening there

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