No shortage of petrol supplies in Karachi


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20 Feb, 2020 10:01 am

KARACHI (92 News) – The rumours regarding shortage of fuel supplies has been discarded in Karachi on Thursday morning and the citizens were seen getting the supplies from various fuel stations as per routine.

According to the reports, there is no shortage of petrol supplies in Karachi and the fuel is easily available on the various petrol stations in the metropolis.

It is pertinent to mention here that people rushed to various petrol pumps in Karachi, after the rumours of petroleum supplies’ suspension amid closure of Kemari oil terminal on Wednesday night. However, the people were seen getting petroleum products easily from the various fuel stations of the city.

The long queues of cars and motorcycles including public transport vehicles were seen outside the petrol pumps in many areas, whereas, some filling stations were reportedly providing petrol in limited quantity to the motorcyclists and cars up to 2-3 litres and 5-10 litres respectively.

A day earlier, the public transport including online cab services is feared to be closed from Wednesday night following the suspension of petrol supplies to the filling stations across Karachi.

Pakistan State Oil (PSO) along with other private oil companies in the country have started closing down there oil terminals situated alongside the Kemari port area of Karachi earlier in the day due to the presence of dangerous toxic gas in the air.

The persistent threat of toxic gas in the areas near the Kemari port of Karachi has forced companies, institutes and individuals to take precautionary measures. It emerged earlier that an oil terminal of state-owned PSO located in Zulfiqarabad was functional for petrol supplies to the metropolis.

 


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