Saturday, 17 January 2009

700,000 litres of oil sent upcountry

From Daily News, Dar es Salaam

Over 700,000 litres of petrol have been dispatched by two oil marketing companies (OMC) to 11 regions upcountry in a move to end fuel crisis in those areas. Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority (EWURA) officials said yesterday that the country has fuel stocks enough for three weeks. EWURA Director of Petroleum Mr Siril Massey told the 'Sunday News' that 464,000 litres were dispatched upcountry by GAPCO and 227,000 litres by Engen.

The cities and municipals with amount of petrol dispatched by GAPCO in brackets include: Dodoma (77,000), Iringa (69,000), Korogwe (40,000), Manyara (6,000), Mbeya (65,500), Morogoro (17,500), Moshi (45,000), Mwanza (82,000), Rufiji (4,000), Rujewa (18,000) and Singida (21,000).

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