‘No Shortage Of Petroleum Products,’ Says HPCL Chairman Urging People Not To Panic Buy

Amid the ongoing 21-day nationwide lockdown, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) Chairman Mukesh Kumar Surana on Sunday said there is no shortage of petroleum products especially petrol, diesel and LPG.

‘There is no shortage of products’

While speaking to news agency ANI in Mumbai, Surana said, “I want to assure the public that there is no shortage of petroleum products especially petrol, diesel, and LPG. Refineries, bottling plants, import terminals, normal terminals and depots are functioning normally.”

“Our staff are trying their best to make sure that essential commodities like petrol, diesel and LPG reach the public as per their requirement. I request everyone to not panic buy. There is no shortage of products,” he said.

Similarly, Indian Oil Corp (IOC) Chairman Sanjiv Singh speaking to news agency PTI said that India has enough petrol, diesel and cooking gas (LPG) in stocks to last way beyond the three-week nationwide lockdown as all plants and supply locations are fully operational.

Singh, who continued to oversee the mammoth operations of ensuring that fuel reaches every nook and corner despite bereavement of his father on the day 21-day lockdown was declared, said there is no shortage of any fuel in the country and customers should not resort to panic booking of LPG refills.

“We have mapped demand for all fuel for the entire April and beyond. We have refineries operating at levels enough to meet all of the demand. Besides all bulk storage points, LPG distributorships and petrol pumps are functioning normally. There is absolutely no shortage of any fuel,” he said.

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