Fuel Shortages To Stabilize Soon

The National Petroleum Authority (NPA) says the current fuel shortage being experienced in Accra and other part of the country should end in a few days. There have been reports of fuel shortage at pump stations in Accra and other parts of the country. In an interview with Citi News , Public Relations Officer (PRO) for NPA, Mr. Yaro Kasambata attributed this to the delay of vessels which were supposed to discharge refined products. “Most of the vessels that were bringing us refined products have had to defer their estimated time of arrival because of bad weather conditions, this is one of the factors we can confirm as the reason for why the stock run low’’. He stated further that we don’t have to mistake the current situation with the strategic national stock since there is the regular stock and the strategic national stock. According to Mr. Kasambata “those strategic national stocks you don’t tap into it just when you think your stocks are running low; those stocks are rarely for when you think you have crisis’’. “What we are doing now is that we have had all those vessels arrive and they have been discharged so our depots now have products and you know most of these products are transported by road so we expect that in the next couple of hours or a day or two supply will normalize across the country,” he added.