The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) said that it has enough fuel in stock to distribute all types of fuel, including diesel, gasoline, and kerosene.
The CPC stated, in a special statement, that the Sapugaskanda refinery has resumed operations and that all necessary steps have been taken to continue refining and supplying fuel.
Sapugaskanda Refinery produces all types of fuel, including diesel, gasoline, and kerosene.
Other than crude oil, imported fuel is also available at the Kolonnawa and Muthurajawela storage facilities.
They stated that fuel distribution has been accelerated in order to reduce congestion at filling stations and to distribute fuel without a shortage. The CPC urges the public not to be misled by rumours of a fuel shortage, and the necessary procurement formalities for future oil supply are also being completed.
Meanwhile, Minister of Power and Energy Kanchana Wijesekera noted that the fuel distribution process was reviewed and that instructions were given to distribute additional stocks of all products across the island within the next days.
The lawmaker explained on his official Twitter account that lapses in distribution, delays in unloading, and delays in payments for orders by filling stations have resulted in long lines. The Government intends to reduce fuel lines in near future.