After quake, Haitians suffer oil deficit

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 14, 2010 - 15:39

Port of Prince: The shortage of
oil and its by-products is a cause of concern to thousands of
Haitians Wednesday, who are dealing with fuel running out at gas
stations.

According to Haiti Press Network, the situation worsened
on Monday and it is expected to extend until April 21, when a
tanker would arrive at the harbour of the city.

President of the National Association of Distributors of
Petroleum Products (ANADIPP) Randolph Rameau said that delay
in supply is the cause of unavailability of fuel.

In order to mitigate the problem, the Haitian government
called for an emergency meeting in which shortage of gasoline
was the key topic for discussion.

A rationing system has been established banning the sale
of more than USD 25 per car, but several drivers, especially
those in the domain of public transport, are not satisfied
with that new method.

Despite the earthquake, Port of Prince remains a densely
populated city with a chaotic road system, causing long
traffic jams.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, April 14, 2010 - 15:39

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