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Ample fuel stocks available – Power and Energy Minister

Power and Energy Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) has sufficient stocks of fuel in its stores and the public should not fear a fuel shortage.

He added that five trains carrying nearly 250,000 tons of petrol and diesel have been sent to all the Provinces from the Kerawalapitiya CPC storage.

Accordingly, a train equipped with 14 oil tank carriages carrying 82,500 tons of petrol and diesel left to Peradeniya. The stock will cater the fuel requirements in both Central and Uva Provinces.

A second train equipped with four oil wagons carrying 40,000 tons of petrol and diesel was sent to Anuradhapura for both North and North Central Provinces.

The third train with six oil wagons was sent to Batticaloa to fulfill the required demand in the Eastern Province.

Another two trains with oil wagons carrying 42,000 tons of JET-A fuel left to Katunayake.

The Minister said that the CPC had stored adequate stocks of fuel to be utilised for the next two months. Meanwhile, three vessels carrying fuel are scheduled to reach the country before the end of this month.

“Since the fuel supply is an essential service, steps have been taken to operate 480 fuel stations covering every Police division during the curfew. Therefore, there is no need to rush to fuel stations when the curfew is lifted," he added.



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