Diesel shortage at 18 petrol stations in Johor

JOHOR BARU: A total of 18 stations in several districts in the state have been affected by the diesel shortage since yesterday.

Johor Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry director, Saslinda Pornomo, said that this involves 11 stations in Batu Pahat (four), Johor Baru (four), Kota Tinggi (two), and Segamat (one).

However, she mentioned that the process of replenishing supplies is actively underway through monitoring of the petrol companies involved.

"There may be some disruption at a few petrol stations in certain areas due to increased demand. The responsible petrol companies are in the process of replenishing supplies at the identified locations starting from yesterday evening until today.

"Only a small number of petrol stations were found to be short on diesel supply, and their (diesel) supply will be replenished from yesterday until today. Most petrol stations have no issues with diesel supply and can accommodate demands.

"So far, the Johor Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry has not received any complaints from diesel fuel users regarding difficulties in obtaining supply," she said when contacted here today.

According to Lilis Saslinda, at the same time, her team will continue to carry out inspections and daily control enforcement, including diesel supply.

"We have an enforcement team focusing on stations identified to have diesel shortages to ensure the smooth implementation of delivery by petrol companies," she said.

Two days ago, Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister, Datuk Armizan Mohd Ali, announced that several petrol stations nationwide facing diesel supply disruptions would receive the fuel within a period of 24 to 48 hours.

However, the issue has already been resolved between the ministries, the Finance Ministry, and the relevant companies.

Earlier, Petronas Dagangan Berhad (PDB) acknowledged that some of its stations nationwide were facing a shortage of diesel supply. PDB, in a statement, informed that the situation is expected to continue until Dec 31.

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