Next Diesel & Petrol shipments : Update from minister

August 3, 2022 at 11:22 AM

The Ministry of Energy has made payments to secure more fuel consignments as part of its measures to address the fuel crisis in Sri Lanka.

Minister Kanchana Wijesekera said that payments had been made yesterday for a Diesel cargo and the unloading of the cargo will commence today. 

Part advance payments have been made for a Petrol and Diesel cargo each, the Minister further said.

He revealed that the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) had entered into a 1-year agreement for the supply of Jet Fuel.

The first consignment of the Jet Fuel under the agreement will be received between 12-14 August, the Minister added. 

The Energy Minister further said that over 05 million people had registered for the National Fuel Pass as of 09 pm yesterday. 

Stating that a total of 5,274, 800 people had registered, he said 119, 238 people had registered yesterday alone. 

He added that a total of 579,050 transactions had taken place at 902 fuel stations islandwide yesterday. (NewsWire)