Petrol Shortage experienced in different parts of the country

 Petrol Shortage experienced in different parts of the country

The North Rift and Western Kenya, Uasin Gishu, Nandi and Turkana have been hit by a petrol shortage as independent petroleum dealers blame the shortage in the region to a mismatch in oil pricing, leading to long queues at petrol stations that have fuel.

The Petroleum Outlets Association of Kenya (POAK) said it has been experiencing difficulties in the wholesale market, forcing them to deal with unrealistic petroleum prices and artificial shortages.

The Petroleum Outlets Association of Kenya (POAK) statement read in part, “Things have gotten worse with the pressures of conflict in Ukraine among other factors pushing the global prices through the roof. Our retail prices are guided by EPRA which sets wholesale and retail prices every month and it is a crime to retail beyond the price they stipulate.

Unfortunately, we are no longer able to sustain this. We hope our government can see ways to save our businesses so that we can continue bringing this service to you,” 

Unfortunately, we are no longer able to sustain this. We hope our government can see ways to save our businesses so that we can continue bringing this service to you,” 

POAK

The Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) in a statement released on Monday said the fuel shortage in some parts of the country was due to unprecedented logistical constraints, assuring Kenyans that there was enough fuel supply in the country.

In the statement, EPRA said that together with the Ministry of Petroleum and Mining, oil marketers and other sector stakeholders, they have resolved the issues affecting supply and are working towards the restoration of normalcy across the Country, and Kenyans should have no reason to panic.

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