IOC cuts oil supply again

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Oct 15, 2015-

Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) cut petroleum supply to Nepal once again on Wednesday after boosting the supply on Tuesday, according to Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC).

NOC Deputy Managing Director Shushil Bhattarai said only one-third of the tankers sent to IOC depots were refilled. “Out of 189 tankers sent, only 55 were refilled,” he said.

At IOC’s Barauni depot, only 21 out of 40 tankers were refilled, while 7 out of 38 tankers got fuel at Baitalpur depot. Seven out of 12 tankers were reloaded at Banthara depot, 14 out of 19 tankers at Gonda and 6 out of 17 tankers receive petroleum at Siliguri, according to NOC. “Of the 63 tankers sent to Raxaul depot, none received fuel,” he said.

Meanwhile, 60 fuel tankers and 7 cooking gas bullets entered Nepal through Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj and Kakadvitta customs points on Wednesday. According to NOC, six tankers, including two diesel tankers and four petrol tankers, and 6 gas bullets crossed the border through Bhairahawa customs point.

Of the 31 tankers that entered through Nepalgunj customs point, 23 were of diesel, 6 were of petrol and 2 tankers were of kerosene. A gas bullet also entered Nepal through Nepalgunj. Nepal received 18 tankers through Kakadvitta and 5 tankers through Biratnagar.

Published: 15-10-2015 09:37

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