More fuel to arrive in Sri Lanka next few days, higher fuel quota for essential services

(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Minister of Power and Energy Kanchana Wijesekera has issued an announcement regarding the fuel supplies to be received in the country in the next few days.

According to the Minister a shipment of 30,000 metric tons of super diesel will be unloaded tomorrow and the second Ural Crude Oil cargo ship is scheduled to arrive tonight.

In addition, another ship carrying auto diesel is scheduled to arrive on 25-26th of this month. Also, a ship carrying 92 octane petrol is scheduled to arrive in Sri Lanka on the 27-29th of this month.

The Minister further mentioned that the distribution of kerosene and jet fuel started yesterday.

Meanwhile, a progress review meeting on the National Fuel Pass QR system was held online this morning.

Manistee Wijesekera said comparison of data from last 3 weeks shows an increase in registrations, number of transactions but a decrease in fuel consumption.

Non vehicle fuel requirement registration, Tourist Fuel Pass to be made available in the first week of September, and improvement of the application to provide a special category for higher fuel quota for essential services is also expected to be done soon.

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