Over 2,100 illegal fuel refilling points


The Ministry of Power and Energy has observed that more than 2,100 businesses have set up their own fuel storage tanks as consumer service points and many of them have not obtained approval, said Minister of Power and Energy Kanchana Wijesekara.

He added the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) will not distribute fuel to such businesses that have not received approval and do not comply with guidelines.

The Minister tweeted that priority will be given to distribute to about 1,250 filling stations in the country.

He said upon evaluating consumer service points, CPC will continue fuel distribution to essential consumer service points.

“Export businesses will be required to pay for fuel in US Dollars. Businesses can also make arrangements to fulfil their requirements from bunker suppliers. However, petrol will not be delivered to these businesses,” he said.