ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s petrol distribution is to be delayed by another day as a fuel ship carrying petrol has not reached the island’s shores, the power and Energy Minister said.
“Fuel cargo-carrying 40,000 MT of Petrol 92 scheduled to arrive early this morning has been delayed by 1 day,” Minister Kanchana Wijesekera said in a Tweet.
“Limited amount of Petrol to be distributed today (23) and tomorrow (24) islandwide.”
Therefore Petrol and Super Diesel to be in limited distribution while auto Diesel will be in full capacity island-wide, he said.
Fuel cargo carrying 40,000 MT of Petrol 92 scheduled to arrive early this monring has been delayed by 1 day. Limited amount of Petrol to be distributed today and Tomorrow islandwide. Auto Diesel distributed at full capacity islandwide. Limited distribution of Super Diesel.
— Kanchana Wijesekera (@kanchana_wij) June 23, 2022
Sri Lanka is going through the worst economic crisis in its 72-year history.
The country is struggling to find dollars to pay for its fuel supply in June while fuel queues tripled.
June fuel queues were seen to be worse than what it was in March when the forex crisis spilt over initially.