ISLAMABAD: Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) has decided to activate 22 enforcement teams aimed at inspecting oil depots across the country and ending the artificial fuel shortage.
OGRA spokesman said the teams of the regulatory body along with the experts of Hydrocarbon Development Institute of Pakistan (HDIP) will inspect all oil depots across the country to check the availability of fuel stocks and violations will be dealt with according to law.
He said OGRA is aware of the situation and monitoring the developments. Oil companies have been strictly advised to supply fuel on their outlets immediately and strict action will be taken against hoarders and price manipulators.
Yesterday, the federal cabinet took serious note of the petrol shortage in the country. Prime Minister Imran Khan directed that punitive action must be taken against all those responsible for the shortage.
The cabinet noted that OGRA and Petroleum Division have the legal authority to physically enter and inspect oil companies’ storage facilities. The cabinet directed Petroleum Ministry to form joint raiding teams comprising of representatives of Petroleum Division, OGRA, FIA and district administrations.
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