KARACHI: Most of the fuel stations in Karachi have been shut down owing to shortage of petrol supply. This has multiplied the crowd at the petrol pumps which still are left with some stock.
The shortage is being faced as all major oil terminals at Keamari have been shut down because of the mysterious toxic gas leakage, as a result Shell and Total companies have ceased functioning in the metropolis.
The Pakistan State Oil (PSO) spokesperson in a statement said viewing the public interest, the company was supplying fuel more than its market share. It was highly likely that consumers face inconvenience of waiting at PSO petrol pumps because of the crowd, he said.
PSO said it had huge stock of petroleum products, while more petroleum products were available in the ships anchored at Karachi ports. “Uninterrupted petrol supply is being ensured at petrol pumps across the country including Karachi,” said the spokesman.
“PSO Keamari Terminals A, B and C are closed so the supplies will be continued from Zulfiqarabad Oil Terminal. You are advised to manage your fuel consumptions accordingly,” he said.
“Furthermore you are also advised to top up your vehicle on daily basis to avoid any inconvenience because Shell and Total are also closed for indefinite period.
“Please manage your fuels. All major oil terminals at Keamari have been shut down due to an accident therefore fuel supplies at petrol pumps will be affected,” the PSO maintained.