All petrol pumps to stay open throughout nation: Petroleum Division

A large number of motorcyclists standing in long queues to get fuel in Rawalpindi. Photo: APP
Numerous motorcyclists standing in lengthy queues to get gasoline in Rawalpindi. Photo: APP

The Ministry of Energy (Petroleum Division) has introduced that the petrol pumps will stay open throughout the nation tomorrow (Thursday).

The Pakistan Petroleum Dealers Association (PPDA) had introduced earlier within the day to go on a national strike from tomorrow to register their protest at what they name “low-profit margins”.

An announcement issued by the Petroleum Division stated that PPDA’s demand to extend the margin for petrol pump homeowners has been despatched to the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC).

“People don’t need to worry,” a spokesperson for the petroleum division stated.

He stated that the ministry is making efforts to get an affordable improve within the margin for oil advertising firms and sellers authorised from the ECC, including that the federal cupboard’s resolution within the stated regard is predicted in 10 days.

“Petrol pumps of all companies including PSO, Shell, and Total will remain open across the country tomorrow,” the spokesperson stated.

He additional said that oil tankers have been dispatched for guaranteeing the uninterrupted oil provide all through the nation. Many oil sector associations have expressed satisfaction over the efforts made by the ministry, he added.

Meanwhile, taking discover of the closure of petrol pumps, Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) directed the petroleum advertising firms to make sure an uninterrupted provide of petroleum items.

OGRA spokesman stated that some parts are attempting to disrupt the availability of petroleum merchandise however the OGRA enforcement groups will monitor the scenario within the subject.

Action shall be taken in opposition to the weather concerned in putting obstacles within the provide, the oil regulator stated.