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Fuel Shortage Hits Bahr el Ghazal Region

Bahr el Ghazal region has been hit by fuel shortage as supplies have been affected by the recent violence in parts of South Sudan, Nile Petroleum Manager Akech Ring told Gurtong.

Fuel Shortage Hits Bahr el Ghazal Region
One of the shut filling tank at Nile station in Wau. [James Deng Dimo]

By James Deng Dimo

WAU, 13 January 2014[Gurtong] -
“Some stations in Wau are right now [are] empty since the beginning of violence in the Country, our foreign suppliers cut off their supply to Wau leaving some stations without fuel,” Ring said.

The closed stations in Wau town include Turbi station, Kost Kosta and Jur River station at eastern bank.

“Our station has just left with only 18, 000 litters of diesel while zero of petrol of which the reminding one is under government contract,” he said.

Ring blamed the South Sudan government of leaving the supply system to foreigners instead of allowing South Sudanese citizens to supply their own country with fuel from Mombasa Port in Kenya.

He it said foreigners are finding it hard for them to pass through all difficulties the get along their way to some states like Western Bahr el Ghazal, Warrap and Northern Bahr el Ghazal because of the bad roads and current insecurity in the country.

He said some foreigners who have already arrived to the state with fuel sell their fuel in block market instead of selling it to the fuel stations.

He warns that such a system would raise the fuel price even though the prices remain at eight South Sudanese pounds per litre in Wau for both diesel and petrol.

“We need our government to grant us supply contact so that we will be at time, any condition be travelling to Mombasa to bring our own fuel,” Ring said.

Ring concluded that it’s hard for them to help the national army with fuel at this time of fuel crisis since their stations are empty.

The fuel shortage in the state has also limited the hotel business operation costs making other hotels to reduce their power supply from 24 hours to less than 8 hours a day.

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