NP advises motorists: No gas shortage
National Petroleum (NP) yesterday issued a public advisory indicating that there was no shortage of fuel and urged motorists not to panic buy.
The company stated that fuel deliveries have been ongoing despite the industrial action at Petrotrin's Pointe-a-Pierre bond. Petrotrin workers downed tools for two consecutive days to protest outstanding payments, among other issues.
Last year, during industrial action by Petrotrin workers, there were long lines and an artificial fuel shortage across the country as a result of motorists crowding service stations, despite being told there was an adequate supply of fuel.
NP stated yesterday: "There were some delays in deliveries to the service stations in the south as all road tank wagons were being filled and dispatched from NP's Sea Lots gantry."
The company stated that service stations in south Trinidad with larger storage capacities would have received fuel.
However, the smaller stations which experienced a slight delay in delivery were being addressed last evening.
NP urged motorists to refrain from panic buying as there were no problems with the supply of fuel to its service station network.