Haiti - Economy : The Association of Petroleum Professionals requests the unlocking of the Varreux Terminal
The APPE reminds the Minister "Oil companies have imported fuel and currently have sufficient stocks to supply service stations and their industrial customers. However, the blocking of the Varreux terminal does not allow trucks to access it and load fuel for distribution."
In addition, the APPE specifies "Distributors want the majority of service stations to be refueled before they can reopen them with the new prices, in order to prevent them from being stormed and/or destroyed [...]" emphasizing "We believe that any attempt to partially refuel certain service stations would expose them and their staff, carriers and drivers, to too great risk. And we also know that an attack on a truck or a station would be enough to dissuade the rest of the profession from resuming their activities [...]"
"We have a common interest in ensuring that fuel distribution can resume under conditions acceptable to all players and therefore believe that the unblocking of the Varreux terminal is a necessary condition for this restart of our activities [...] We understand that the PNH is doing everything possible to clear these accesses which, once achieved, will reassure carriers and distributors to resume their activities."
Let's recall that since September 19, the largest oil terminal in Haiti, where 70% of the country's fuel is stored, has been completely blocked by the former police officer Jimmy Chérizier alias "Barbecue", radical leader and Head of the most powerful coalition of gangs of Haiti namd "G9 fanmi and allies" and of many heavily armed men https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-37702-haiti-flash-barbecue-blocks-the-varreux-terminal-and-defeats-the-pm-video.html
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