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Haiti - Insecurity : «Barbecue» announces a truce to allow the supply of fuel
From 7 am on Friday, activities at the Varreux terminal (70% of the storage of Haitian petroleum products) had resumed normally. 160 trucks full of fuel (diesel and gasoline) left the terminal throughout the day to supply gas stations across the country. Saturday and Sunday activities in Varreux will continue without interruption and according to officials by Tuesday the entire metropolitan area will be supplied.
Since September 1st, most gas stations in the metropolitan area have been closed due to the inability of oil companies to supply them due to armed gangs in the Varreux area and blocked road accesses.
Friday, Marc-Antoine Nési, the spokesperson for the National Association of Service Station Owners (ANAPROSS) of Haiti, denounced on a radio station in the capital the control exercised by armed gangs over fuel supply. The gangs would demand 100,000 dollars to allow the resumption of the operations of distribution "The bandits impose their law on the persons in charge of the oil companies."
Let's recall that on September 7 the Association of Petroleum Professionals (APPE) in a letter addressed to Rockefeller Vincent, the Minister of Justice had underlined to the Minister "the situation of insecurity which compromises the loading of trucks in the oil terminals". Recall that the Martissant terminal has been closed since July 5, "when bandits shot the propane boat while it was unloading" and that of Thor is frequently out of stock because it is often the the only one able to distribute fuel throughout the city...
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