Public sector oil marketing companies have come to the rescue of flood-ravaged Kerala, assuring the state that there would be no letup in fuel supplies, including LPG, to help it tide over possible shortages.
There are 2,020 fuel pumps in the state of which 280 have been totally submerged. As fuelling is an electrical operation, the oil companies are not in a position to operate the pumps and dispense fuel.
Wherever feasible, water is being pumped out and the fuel pumps are being put into operation in close coordination with regulatory authorities, said P S Mony, state head, Indian Oil Corporation Limited and State Level Coordinator for the oil industry.
Mony asserted that the fuel supply position, including LPG supplies, is adequate in the state. He said that the State is going through an unprecedented situation and that the oil companies are ensuring fuel is well stocked and sufficient supplies are available at retail outlets and LPG distributorships. Read more
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