(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) says that there is no shortage of fuel in the country although it is reported that there is a shortage of fuel at petrol stations and long queues are seen in some areas.
According to media reports, some filling stations have been closed down saying they have no fuel. Due to this, queues are seen near petrol stations.
A Ceypetco spokesman assured that the fuel stock currently in storage is sufficient for a period of 15 days and several ships carrying fuel are scheduled to reach the island in the next few days.
The CPC alleges that some filling stations are running out of fuel because they were not ordering fuel on time. The CPC spokesman said owners of filling stations expected a reduction in fuel prices last week and they did not place orders in time.