Motorists in the Nation’s Capital are currently being hit with another fuel crisis.
This time, a fuel shortage of unleaded petrol with some service stations closed and others still operating on whatever fuel they have left.
Koki Puma Service Station has closed indefinitely due to no fuel since Monday. Supervisor for the Koki Market service station Dada Kairi told PNG HAUSBUNG they had lost customers since Monday due to the fuel shortage.
“We have plenty of dingys coming in and this has brought a huge loss on our side for cost. Our petrol and zoom are out, and we are waiting for the order and hopefully reopen by next week.”
Meanwhile, the 4mile Puma Service station is running low on petrol currently.
Assistant Manager Jasmine Mana stated that they have 3,800 Litres remaining and will only serve 1, 800 litres of petrol fuel and will close for today.
“We will cut off at 2, 000 litres, close for today and wait for the tanker to come in to re-fill the petrol tank.”
She added that since the morning, motor vehicles have rushed in to re-fill their tanks.
“The line went out to the main road and slowly went down by 9:30 to 10am that’s why we’re running short of fuel now.”
Meanwhile, over at the 5 mile Mobil Service station, Supervisor Eugene Orea said, they are serving their last petrol fuel and will close of the line once it finishes.
“We have 2 tanks for diesel. Tank number three has 13, 000 litres of petrol and tank two has 6, 000 litres but has already gone down due to the demand and we do not know when and what time the fuel truck will come to refill.”
Orea further indicated that if the servo runs out of petrol they will close by 4pm this afternoon. All services stations contacted have confirmed though, that all prices for fuel are stable at this time.