Diesel shortage: Domestic Trade Ministry pledges to resolve issue within 48 hours

KUALA LUMPUR: The Domestic Trade and Cost of Living Ministry said Petronas is taking immediate action to address the diesel shortage at its affected stations within 24 to 48 hours.

Its minister, Datuk Armizan Mohd Ali confirmed that the issue is being addressed and that the ministry was in communication with Petronas.

"Supply issues with Petronas have been successfully resolved. Petronas is actively ensuring additional supply within the next 24 to 48 hours.

"The ministry is in constant communication with Petronas, and I have personally spoken to their management," he said in a statement today.

He said the issues were resolved following a discussion involving his ministry, the Finance Ministry and Petronas.

"Petronas has been instructed to provide a list of petrol stations receiving additional supplies for comprehensive monitoring purposes.

"As we work to promptly resolve this issue and meet the needs of consumers in the affected areas, Petronas and the other companies involved have been asked to submit a comprehensive report along with detailed documents outlining the cause of the issue," Armizan added.

Petronas Dagangan Bhd (PDB) today announced that it is facing a diesel supply issue, affecting some of its stations nationwide.

The supply problems, said the company, is expected to continue until this Sunday (Dec 31).

The company, however, did not elaborate on the extent of the supply issue and how many stations nationwide are affected.

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