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Haiti - Economy : Tanker trucks do not supply service stations
29/06/2022 10:58:45

Haiti - Economy : Tanker trucks do not supply service stations
There is no shortage of fuel in Haiti, says Georges Lebrun, Director General of Wineco, which manages the stock of petroleum products at the Varreux terminal. He said that as of June 27, the terminal had a stock of more than 4.5 million gallons of gasoline, more than 5.6 million diesel and nearly 900,000 gallons of kerosene, enough to supply the market for a few days while waiting for the new arrival (average consumption in Haiti ±1 million gallons per day (all fuel combined)

It indicates that the site has been supplying the market without interruption for several weeks and that between 130 and 170 tanker trucks leave the terminal daily.

However, he notes, like many, that a lot of this fuel does not arrive at gas stations and yet he does not see any slowdown in automobile traffic, which indicates that people are sourcing on the informal gray market...

On the informal market it is the abundance of petroleum products (while only oil companies can buy fuel at the terminal). The market lacks neither customers nor fuel, although gasoline sells for between 500 and 750 gourdes, while the official price at the pump is 250 gourdes.

For his part, Ricardin Saint-Jean, the Minister of Commerce continues to reiterate a set of measures to fight against the black market and ensure the regular supply of gas stations (fuel seized on the informal market. Investigations of terminals and fuel carriers via the 5 oil companies) "We will ask them for the license plate number of the carriers, the serial number, the amount of fuel they carry and to which station-service they will deliver the products." However, beyond these statements, the yellow cans of the informal market still clutter the sidewalks in plain sight and the market is growing with impunity instead of disappearing...

SL/ HaitiLibre

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