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Fuel & Gas : Update from PM’s Office on expected shipments

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The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) has confirmed that a shipment of Petrol is expected to arrive in Sri Lanka on the 22nd of July, Sagala Ratnayake, the Chief of Staff of the Prime Minister said.

Sagala Ratnayake further said that discussions and attempts were also underway to secure more stocks of fuel prior to the arrival of the expected shipment.

A Diesel shipment is expected in early July, while the CPC is trying to source a Petrol shipment by 10th July, although one is expected from India by 22nd July, he revealed. 

Addressing the media today, he gave a breakdown of the current fuel stocks in the country.

Following is the update on the fuel stocks:

  • Sri Lanka currently has 11,000 MT of Diesel, 5,000 MT of Petrol, 30,000 MT of Furnace Oil, and 800 MT of Jet Fuel.
  • A shipment of 38,000 MT of Diesel will be received between the 11th and 15th of July.
  • The existing stocks of Diesel will only be available for essential services until the new shipment reaches the country.

Sagala Ratnayake further said that, however, there will be no issue with regard to the supply of gas.

Following is the update on the gas supply:

  • Litro Gas Lanka will procure 100,000 MT of gas for the next four months. 
  • Shipments of 33,000 MT will arrive in July.
  • Shipments are due on 6th, 10th, 16th, 19th, 21st, and 31st July.
  • Litro will be purchasing LP Gas with the assistance of the World Bank.
  • The purchasing agreement will be signed today (29) or tomorrow (30). (NewsWire)

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