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Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources (MMEWR)
Update on the Status of Fuel Supply in Botswana
18/01/11
Update on the Status of Fuel Supply in Botswana Following the recent fuel supply shortage that has affected the country, the public is informed that the situation is currently stable and is being successfully managed. The supply shortage is likely to continue up to March 2011, and the Government will continue to work diligently with the Oil Industry to manage the situation in order to avoid any interruptions to the economy.

1.    Following the recent fuel supply shortage that has affected the country, the public is informed that the situation is currently stable and is being successfully managed. The supply shortage is likely to continue up to March 2011, and the Government will continue to work diligently with the Oil Industry to manage the situation in order to avoid any interruptions to the economy.

 

2.    The Government in collaboration with the Oil Industry continues to monitor and manage fuel supply on a daily basis to ensure proper coordination and distribution throughout the whole supply chain.

 

3.    The government is currently procuring products by other means, e.g. through involvement of citizen companies which are allowed to pick product from the Republic of South Africa. In addition the government is pursuing the use of alternative sources and routes of fuel supplies such as Mozambique and Namibia.

 

4.    The Government has so far authorized the release of 6.389 million litres of strategic stocks to the Oil Industry in addition to the 11 million litres it has already released.

 

5.    The public is therefore assured that there is adequate supply of product and fuel is available in almost all filling stations throughout the country.

 

6.    The Ministry will continuously monitor the situation and the public will be informed of any new development regularly.

 

 

For more information contact-

Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources

Public Relations Office

Tel: 3656641

Fax: 3909368

Email: mmewr@gov.bw

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