By Tracey Khan – Drakes
[www.inewsguyana.com] – The fuel shortage by the Guyana Oil Company (Guyoil) that many persons experienced at the weekend, specifically in regions 3 & 6 has been attributed to technical issues with Petrotrin’s blending facilities.
This is according to Head of the Guyana Energy Agency (GEA), Mahender Sharma. In responding to questions from iNews via email, Sharma explained that the oil company has been experiencing this issue sometime last month.
According to Sharma, “GEA understands that while some Guyoil stations experienced supply disruptions yesterday, gasoline was available from other suppliers.”
Regional Chairman of Region 6, David Armogan this morning (Tuesday, November 04) confirmed that the situation in Berbice has returned to normalcy.
Guyana imports gasoline from Petrotrin, Trinidad and PDVSA, Venezuela. Prime Minister Samuel Hinds during a telephone interview with iNews last evening confirmed the shortage as he noted that the situation continues to be monitored.
Asked if the government will be meeting with the suppliers and local gas station operators, the Prime Minister said that the development is one that is engaging Government’s attention and will be looked at.
Yesterday Berbice was worse hit by the shortage which saw long lines at the few stations that were supplying gas.
The situation created an uncomfortable situation for many Berbicians who were forced to search at several outside locations for gasoline.