PSO to import 0.2 million ton oil in current month: Dr Asim

Posted on June 15, 2011. Filed under: Energy crisis, Fossil fuels |

Federal Minister for Petroleum Dr Asim Hussain here on Tuesday said that Pakistan State Oil (PSO) would import 0.2 million ton oil in current month to overcome petrol shortage.

He said this while addressing a press conference that petrol shortage would be ended within two to three days as a ship carrying 50,000 tones of it would arrive tomorrow.

He said 190,000 tones of petrol would be imported this month, adding a total of five ships would be berthed.

He said that all oil marketing companies would ensure twenty days stocks in their depots to avoid further shortage and added that licence of three oil marketing companies were suspended temporarily.

Asim said the elements involved in creating artificial shortage of petrol would be dealt strictly.

 

APP

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