The Ministry of Power and Energy will register consumers at filling stations and give them a guaranteed weekly quota until the Ministry is able to strengthen the financial situation, restore a 24-hour power and a steady supply of fuel.
In a tweet Minister Kanchana Wijesekara said he hoped to have this system in place by the first week of July.
He said in a tweet: “Fuel Update – Until we have uninterrupted power supply and steady fuel supply, fuel line management will be impossible. With the financial restrictions, CPC imports fuel to manage for a week but some consumers collect fuel for a month or more for their machinery and generators. 24-hour power supply costs an additional USD 100 million monthly for diesel, furnace oil and naptha. Shortage in gas supply has increased the demand for electricity and kerosene. Monthly fuel bill that was USD 200 million 4 months ago is at USD 550 million currently.”