Consumers to complain about limited sales, suspension of fuel sales

August 17, 2022


Energy consumers can lodge a complaint about limited sales and suspension of fuel sales at petrol stations as an adequate amount of fuel for this month has been distributed, according to a statement released by the Central Committee on Ensuring Smooth Flow of Trade and Goods.

The central committee is governing the distribution sector effectively not to have a shortage of oil in the domestic market and ensure price stability for energy consumers through the Supervisory Committee on Oil Import, Storage and Distribution of Fuel Oil.
However, some petrol stations are allegedly suspending fuel sales and setting limited sales, sparking consumers’ concerns and raising fuel prices. They are taking advantage of the consumers’ concerns for their benefit, according to the Central Committee on Ensuring Smooth Flow of Trade and Goods.

The committee has assured adequate fuel supply until this month. It is also working together with the Myanmar Petroleum Trade Association to ensure a steady fuel supply for the energy consumers to mitigate concerns.

Therefore, the consumers can complain about the halt in fuel sales and limited sales through the contact numbers of the respective regions and states if they find those stations that violate the rules, the committee stated.

At present, fuel prices are spiking. On 16 August 2022, oil prices stood at K2,365 per litre for Octane 92, K2,445 for Octane 95, K2,780 for premium diesel and K2,700 for diesel. — NN/GNLM