Fuel consumers should see the issue with fuel rationing in the city of Port Moresby ease up by this weekend when fuel distributor PUMA Energy receives its re- supply of fuel.
The current fuel rationing carried out by PUMA in the city is due to the recent severe cyclonic weather in Northwest Australia, preventing the supply ship from heading out.
According to PUMA Energy, the re-supply ship has been delayed by several days and is now planned for arrival on Saturday 22nd April to correct the Unleaded Petrol (ULP) shortage being experienced.
“PUMA Energy is constantly monitoring our fuel supplies across PNG. We know exactly the volumes of ULP, Diesel and other oil products needed for the country.”
“We hold large volumes of backup supplies that are sometimes called upon, or we may experience some rationing in severe and unexpected circumstances.”
“This is one of those occasions, and we have implemented the appropriate steps to ensure minimal impact occurs to our customers in Port Moresby.”
That is according to PUMA Energy Country Manager, Mr. Hulala Tokome.
PUMA Energy further clarified that the implementation of the Unleaded Petrol rationing program is only for Port Moresby city and no other parts of the country have been affected.
“I must stress that this is only Port Moresby and only Unleaded Petrol. The Rationing of ULP is from Wednesday until Saturday, 22nd April.”
“The re-supply ship will arrive on Saturday, 22nd April, with our professional PUMA Energy team ready to receive the shipment and distribute to Port Moresby immediately, we will see normal supplies on Sunday 23 April.”
“PUMA Energy distributes millions of litres of Unleaded Petrol, Diesel and JetA1 fuel across the nation every week covering airports, commercial operations and our retail network.”
“Our national team of over 500 team members work around the clock to ensure communities are energized throughout PNG,” added Mr Tokome.