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Nilepet can’t supply enough fuel – official

Author : | Published: Monday, October 26, 2015

As the fuel crisis continues in Juba, a deputy fuel station manager says the state oil firm, Nile Petroleum Company, has clarified that it cannot supply all of the companies with diesel and petrol.

There has been a shortage of fuel in Juba for the past few months, affecting public and other businesses in the town.

Today, many trucks could be seen in long lines at some few stations that have diesel to refill, but many stations have reported that they completely have no petrol.

The deputy manager, who does not want to be named for personal reasons, says Nilepet is responsible for distributing fuel to stations.

He says Nilepet has made it clear that they cannot supply enough fuel.

“We don’t exactly know what is happening with them,” the official Told Eye Radio.

The Managing Director of Nilepet, Joseph Cleto is yet to comment on the current shortage of fuel.

However, he told Eye Radio earlier that the fuel crisis is a regional problem in East Africa.

In Juba, a litter of fuel that is selling at six pounds at the pump, and at more than 60 pounds on the streets.

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