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The significant drop in stocks at the root of the gasoline shortage in Kinshasa, according to the Ministry in charge of Hydrocarbons

Kinshasa, September 7th, 2022 (CPA).- The Ministry in charge of Hydrocarbons affirmed that the gasoline shortage situation in Kinshasa is due to the drop in gasoline stocks, in a press release sent to CPA on Tuesday.

The Government of the Republic in consultation with companies operating in the field has resolved to apply the quota plan in order to reduce from 1100 m³ to 660 m³/day, the consumption of gasoline and aviation fuel called jet fuel in the city, the statement said, specifying that the objective pursued is to avoid the total shortage of gasoline in the city.

According to the Ministry in charge of Hydrocarbons, the quota plan is also applied in service stations with the limitation of the volume in litres per vehicle in order to allow the transitional management of this temporary period of the decline in gasoline stocks while obviously waiting for the expected supplies.

“For fuel, the boat is expected on September 14th. In the meantime, the Government is preparing to pay the loss of earnings of the oil companies to enable them to obtain supplies”, underlined the same source.

According to the same source, the vessel supplying jet fuel or aviation fuel has been berthed at the port of Banana in Kongo Central since Saturday September 3rd, 2022. The cargo, added the statement, will have to go back to Ango Ango around Matadi for its journey in a week in Kinshasa.

Kinshasa capital consumes about 1100 m3/day, it is recalled.


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