Monday, December 4, 2023

OGRA takes the interruption of oil supply to petrol pumps seriously

Taking serious notice of entities attempting to disrupt oil supplies at gas stations, the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) has issued an advisory to all oil marketing companies to ensure uninterrupted supply at retail locations.

“Enforcement teams are on the ground to ensure that this continues,” the OGRA stated in a statement.

It further added that anyone participating in oil interruptions that cause public annoyance will be dealt with sternly in accordance with the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) legislation.

It was announced following a statewide strike called by the All Pakistan Petrol Pumps Dealers’ Association (APPPDA) on Thursday, November 25, in response to the government’s refusal to increase the dealers’ profit margin by six percentage points.

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Fuel pumps across the country, including Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan, have been closed by the APPPDA due to a disagreement over dealer margins, the agency reported on Monday.

While declaring the statewide strike, the central chairman of the APPPDA, Majid Ansari, stated that there would be no dialogue with the government until their demands were met.

Fuel prices will continue at their current levels until November 30, according to a previous announcement by the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority.

The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) recommended an increase in the revision from Rs5 to Rs8 in its report to the petroleum division, which was rejected by Prime Minister Imran Khan.

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