PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti – A vessel carrying more than 250,000 barrels of oil arrived in Haiti on Sunday easing the plight of citizens who have been experiencing a shortage of petroleum products in recent weeks.

Director-General of the Office of Monetization of Development Assistance Programs, Fils-Aimé Ignace Saint-Fleur, confirmed the arrival of the cargo of 258,000 barrels of oil, including kerosene, diesel, and gasoline.

Several gas stations in the capital have been closed over the past few weeks because of a lack of fuel and Saint-Fleur said the petroleum products that arrived included 100,000 barrels of diesel, 70,000 barrels of gasoline and 35,000 barrels of kerosene.

Saint-Fleur is urging the population to remain calm and urged petrol stations not to ration the product.

President of the National Association of Petroleum Distributors President, David Turnier, had confirmed “there is indeed a scarcity of petroleum products on the local market.” Continue reading

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