100,000 tons of Petrol in reserve in the country

Islamabad, June 15, 2015 (PPI-OT): It has been observed that few electronic media outlets have been propagating unfounded news about the shortage of petrol in the country. This baseless news has spread chaos and confusion among the people. Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources denies in strongest terms the contents of these baseless stories. Rather, the ground reality is that there is no shortage of Petrol anywhere in the country.

Presently, the country has around 100,000 tons stock of petrol in reserve that can cater the current requirements of the country of which 61,000 tons of petrol is readily available in the upcountry. Moreover, total import plan for the month of June, 2015 was 393,000 tons, so for 155,563 tons already imported while 237,437 tons is planned to be import from 16th to 30th June, 2015.

Also, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources rebut the news on delay or hindrances in the imports of Petrol. All the imports are scheduled and will reach on time. A PSO (Pakistan State Oil) vessel has reached last night carrying 30,000 tons of petrol while SPL (Shell Pakistan Limited) vessel has been docked today. Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources in close contact with all the stakeholders and no stone will be left unturned for a sustained and unremitting supply of petroleum products all over the country.

For more information, contact:
Saqib Mumtaz
Public Relations Officer
Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources
Office: +92-51-9210220
Mobile: +92-333-4125625
Email: propnr@gmail.com