The Guyana Oil Company on Monday afternoon confirmed that it was facing a possible shortage in the supply of fuel after one its fuel vessels got delayed in its departure from the refinery in Curacao.
The Managing Director of Guyoil, Badrie Persaud told News Source that the fuel shipment has since left Curacao and should arrive in Guyana by this Friday.
He did not give a reason for the delay but explained that as a precaution the company has put a hold on its last shift for sales at fuel stations. The last shift runs from 10:00 pm to 6:00 am. Service stations which operated on a 24 hour shift will now open their doors at 6:00 am and close at 10:00 pm until the shipment arrives and is delivered to them.
The other two shifts will remain operational as the company monitors the situation.
Mr. Badrie said all of the service stations remain in operation and are all stocked with fuel that should last them to the end of the week, in time for the arrival of the new shipment.
(FILED: 29th July 2013)