Throughout the weekend and again this Monday, lines of private vehicles, tap-taps, taximotos and people with “yellow gallons” were observed at several gas stations in the metropolitan area. 

These queues, which give an air of deja vu, are due to a shortage of gasoline. The president of the National Association of Petroleum Distributors (ANADIPP), David Turnier, said that orders for gasoline placed with oil companies are not fulfilled.

“They tell us that they have no gasoline at the moment,” he said, stressing that according to his information, “the boat carrying the gasoline will arrive on Tuesday, June 16, at 7 pm”. “As there is an emergency, I guess if the boat arrives tomorrow evening or late afternoon, they will start disembarking right away. I think by the end of the week the stations will be powered. I hope so, “said Turnier.

On June 11, Secretary of State for Communication Eddy Jackson Alexis said in a tweet that “more than 200,000 barrels of gasoline and 40,000 barrels of kerosene will arrive in the country early this weekend.” “This afternoon in Thorland, the tanker STAR OSPREY VOY 17933: AAA, flying the Panamanian flag, with 150,000 barrels of diesel on board. Tomorrow evening we will receive gasoline and kerosene, ”he wrote in a second tweet.

“It is not the first time that the official word does not meet reality within the deadlines promised by the authorities”, was amused to answer an attentive observer of the governmental communication.Continue reading.

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