Fuel shortage continues to spread across Guyana

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By Tracey Khan – Drakes

Minibus[www.inewsguyana.com] – The ancient county of Berbice has also been hit by the fuel shortage issue for almost a week now and today reports indicated that the situation has gotten worse; this is according to Regional Chairman of Region 6, David Armogan.

During a telephone interview with iNews this morning (Monday, November 03), Armogan said Berbicians are uncomfortable with the situation, which has created long lines for hire car/bus operators and slowed down productivity in the region since many are now forced to search for gas outside of their residence.

He explained that GuyOil has been distributing its gas moderately and mostly to its gas stations in the region, which has caused private stations to be left with minimal or no gas at all.

According to the Regional Chairman, based on the information he received, the shortage is due to a delayed shipment, but could not give any additional information.

Meanwhile, the shortage continues to affect the West Coast and West Bank of Demerara. Only yesterday a number of minibus operators were worried about the shortage and even contemplated not working for the rest of the day.

iNews also attempted to speak with Managing Director of GuyOil, Badri Persaud, who responded through his secretary that “there is no gas shortage.”

The Secretary informed iNews that Persaud is on a conference call and would not be able to speak with the Reporter.

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