The ongoing petroleum saga is said to be effecting all sectors of the Country.
On Tuesday January 28, 2020, few Police Vehicles which should have been carry out security related operations across the Country were scene in a large cue especially at the tail end of the cue on UN Drive at the intersection of Camp Johnson Road just to gas or fuel its tank before operations.
According to others, the situation is increasing getting worse and needs direct stakeholder’s intervention.
“It is alarming especially to see security vehicles parked in a cue when they should be working for the stated, added, some Liberians.
The current saga is taking place across several gas stations in Monrovia and parts adjacent as several commercial and private vehicles since the commencement of the situation are seen parked for hours and at some venues for a day or night or so just to get gasoline but worse of all according to some drivers their demands of the exact amount cannot be met.
In some instances, they told KMTV News that if you request for eight gallons or more only two, three or four gasoline is what you will receive something they noted is unfortunate.
Due to the situation the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and other relevant partners held a one day meeting with stakeholders in the petroleum Industry of Liberia to discuss issues surrounding the sector.
After the climax of the strategic meeting the, LPRC and the stakeholders agreed to lift products to all stations.
The Commerce Ministry established that long queues at various filling stations over the past few days were due to misunderstanding within the Petroleum Sector of Liberia.
The Ministry said figures (inventory date) made available by importers suggest that there is sufficient quantity of Petroleum products in Country that can meet up with the current market demand.
In said direction, The Commerce Ministry has instructed all gas stations to do away with Jerry can selling, while the LPRC takes necessary steps to meet the needs of Jerry can sellers, as additional efforts continue to expand the jetty for the accommodation of the larger vessels in Liberia.
The Ministry of Commerce and Industry in a prompt statement added that While they are taking note of the current difficulties being experienced in getting gasoline to the public, they equally call for calm as frantic efforts aimed at addressing the matter continue.” Commerce Minister Wilson Tarpeh, observed.
In addition to the situation and as part of constructive efforts intended to find a permanent solution to the current matter, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, in collaboration with the Managements of LPRC and the National Port Authority continued with the meetings of stakeholders in the petroleum sector of Liberia at the Commerce Ministry at the Ministerial Complex in Congo Town, Tuesday, January 28, 2020.
In the wake of some appropriate remedies to address the situation the ordinary Liberians are now feeling the pinch as difficulties to get car as well as high transportation fares are now the order of the day.