Manipur mess chokes fuel supply to Tripura, Mizoram

Manipur mess chokes fuel supply to Tripura, Mizoram

Maintaining fuel supplies to trouble-torn Manipur has led to a shortage of petrol, diesel and cooking gas supply to two other states – Tripura and Mizoram, officials said on Friday.

Officials of the state-owned Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) that supplies these fuel to the northeast from its refineries in Assam, however, said in Agartala that the crisis would be over within a week.

“On the direction of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Ministry, priority has been given to maintain the supply to Manipur resulting in some fuel crisis in other North-eastern states,”a senior IOC official told IANS on condition of anonymity.

He said that IOC-owned four refineries of Digboi, Guwahati, Numaligarh and Bongaigaon in Assam from where diesel, petrol and LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) was supplied mostly by road to the northeast. Read More

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