IOC ensures adequate fuel supply
Source: The Sangai Express
Imphal, March 03 2017:
Fuel scarcity, if any, during the 11th State Assembly election as a result of the economic blockade imposed on the National Highways by the United Naga Council from November 1 last year will not be as profound as first thought.
Speaking to The Sangai Express, Sinam Ibungoton, Chief Divisional Retail Sales Manager of Indian Oil Corporation Limited's Imphal Divisional Retail Sales Office, said that the State Government notified IOC to keep 341 kilolitres of petrol, 557 kilolitres of diesel in stock for the first phase of the election and 324 kilolitres of petrol along with 1408 kilolitres of diesel for the second phase.
He said that as of February 28, IOC had already supplied 370 kilolitres of petrol and 669 kilolitres of diesel apart from stocking fuels in 24 selected oil pumps in the State from February 11 for election purposes.
The people are also benefiting from the whole process and long queues in front of oil pumps have disappeared now as there are more than enough fuel reserved for the people as well as for election purposes, as a result of the IOC's efforts to stock petrol and diesel in 24 oil pumps.
Ibungoton said that IOC will not have any problem in supplying 900 kilolitres of petrol and 1800 kilolitres of diesel further requested by the State Government for election purposes.
"There is ample reserve of fuel.
IOC's Malom oil depot supplied 290 and 408 kilolitres of petrol and diesel yesterday and 252 kilolitres of petrol and 262 kilolitres of diesel on March 1.This is far more than the IOC's daily normal market share in the State which are 160 kilolitres of petrol and 262 kilolitres of diesel" he said adding that IOC has already made arrangements to supply as much fuel to all the oil pumps as possible today as it would not be able to supply the fuel tomorrow and on March 5 .
Sinam Ibungoton pointed out that the Director Marketing BS Canth and Executive Director (Supply) Depanker Ray of IOC's Mumbai Head office came to the State on March 1 and oversaw all the preparations.
They also met with the Chief Secretary and discussed about the various problems faced by IOC when bringing in fuel to the State, he added.