Petrol Shortage Hits Pumps as Fuel Crisis Feared to Worsen Across the Country

It’s feared that Pakistan might be facing a fuel crisis as the supply of petrol and diesel plunges due to the oil tankers strike which has been going on since yesterday. For over 24 hours, no supply has been made to petrol pumps, we have checked with sources.

Oil tanker association met with OGRA today but negotiations failed as government decided not to submit to a single demand put forward by oil tanker owners.

OGRA in fact stated that oil distribution companies are behind the strike and that government will not move an inch to accept the demands of oil tanker owners.

It maybe recalled that oil tanker owners are not happy with the new rules that government made to avoid incidents like Ahmed Pur East, where over 200 lives were lost.

After new strict policies, the oil tanker owners said that Ahmed Pur East incident was not due to the oil tanker, but it was  the people who caused the spark when they tried to widen a hole that was leaking oil.

Next round of negotiation is not expected before tomorrow afternoon. Till then thousands of oil tankers are going to remain static.

As a result, petrol pumps are now being very careful in distributing their remaining supply and long queues are already forming across  major cities in Pakistan.

The situation, if it worsens, will trigger a country wide fuel crisis that can potentially bring the country to a halt.

Some tweets from across the country:

 


  • Tanker Mafia.

  • Fact

    ye dekho liberal fascist woman kia kar rahe hai. ab is pe article likhe ge PP wale?
    pakistantv .tv/2017/07/25/278080

  • Asif Khan PTI

    Poorey karachi k pumps band hein :(

    • Nauras Chowrangi Main Boyco K Pump Par Abhi Bhi Mill Raha hai

  • Shahzad Gull Awan

    CASE IN THE SUPREME COURT, OIL TANKERS STRIKE, RAIL DRIVER STRIKE, TEACHERS STRIKE, ALL HAVE A RELATION WITH EACH OTHER. ALL OF THESE POWERS ARE CREATING HURDLES FOR THE GOVT.

    • Raja Maja

      100% true and Govt. against parties will start taking their part by saying its a failure of the Govt.

  • Pakistan Ka Pura Nizaam Government Nahi Ab Private Log Chalane Lage Hai :
    Qanoon Ko Koi Nahi Manta : Aur Private Government Ko Nahi Manti :

    • M Zain Mughal

      Jani tu jaldi reply kiya kar. tera comment nazar nai ata tu dil dobne lagta hai :P

  • Arslan Nazeer

    Cycles leni paren ge abh huh ..

    • Yeah Agar Daily 35 KM Jane Aur 35 KM Ane Main Lagte hoto : Cycle Se Ye Safar 2 Ghante Main Hoga : Aur Fuel Se Zaida Energy Apki Zaya Hogi Aur Ek Hafte Bad Cycle Chalane K Himmat KhATAM

      • Arslan Nazeer

        35 KM men mera pora Village ata hy, Or mera office 3 KM pe hy apka itni door hoga.

        • 22 KM With Return (20 Min Drive on Bike) / Cycle Pe Jaoga To 50 KM with Return Ki Energy Waste Karni Parigi

  • Fahad J

    yeh sab PML N ke kaam hai to deviate people from panama case