Petrol ran out at pumps in Pakistan, situation was worse than worst in Punjab; 70 out of 450 pumps were dry in Lahore

Posted on 10th Feb 2023 02:38 pm by rohit kumar

Most of the petrol pumps in Pakistan's Punjab region have run out of petrol, throwing people's daily routine out of gear. The situation is dire in remote areas where pumps have not been supplied for more than a month, reports Dawn.


Despite assurances of adequate supplies and threats from the government to take stern action against hoarders, gasoline shortages persist in Punjab.


PPDA blamed oil marketing companies

On the other hand, the Pakistan Petroleum Dealers Association (PPDA) slammed all oil marketing companies (OMCs) for failing to ensure proper supply in response to demand, leaving pumps empty and forcing drivers to go for gas in urban areas. held responsible for.


OMAP rejected the claim

The OMC Association of Pakistan (OMAP), which rejected the claim, said that some gas stations were participating in the storage of gasoline and creating fake shortages to inflate income in light of the projected increase in gasoline prices.


Many petrol pumps closed in Punjab

Amid an acute shortage of fuel due to the poor economy, several petrol pumps have been closed in major and smaller cities of Punjab, reports Dawn. The situation appears to be worst in some big cities like Lahore, Gujranwala, and Faisalabad, where pressure from oil marketing companies (OMCs) resulted in several petrol pumps reportedly running on a negligible supply of petrol for several days.


70 out of 450 pumps dry in Lahore

"In Lahore, out of a total of 450 pumps, about 70 are dry," Khawaja Atif, information secretary of the Pakistan Petroleum Dealers Association, told Dawn. The areas where pumps are closed due to a shortage of petrol include Shahdara, Wagah, Liton Road, and Jain Mandar. Are included."


Oil companies in serious economic crisis

According to local media, the supply of petrol is severely limited in many cities of Pakistan. Most gas stations are closed. Some are open, and those that only provide small amounts of gasoline. There are long lines of cars and bikes at these gas stations. Notably, Pakistan's oil companies are on the verge of 'collapse' due to a severe economic crisis and currency devaluation.


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