ISLAMABAD: Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) on Tuesday strongly rejected speculations about the shortage of diesel and petrol in the country.
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“Sufficient stocks of petrol and diesel are available across the country,” OGRA Spokesman Imran Ghaznavi clarified in a press statement.
The statement came just a day after the country was hit by worst ever power breakdown covering all provinces and Islamabad, triggering speculations of Pakistan facing default and power houses running out of fuel.
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The OGRA spokesperson said the country had sufficient petrol and diesel stocks for meeting the needs of 18 and 37 days respectively.
“Furthermore, ships carrying 101,000MT [Metric Ton] petrol is at berth/outer anchorage,” the spokesman added.
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Imran Ghzanavi said the local refineries were playing their due role in meeting the demand for petroleum products.