Madhya Pradesh is in big trouble, around 1000 petrol and diesel chain supplies are going to be affected as per the report. Pumps at Agara-Mumbai Road and other highways are already facing a Petrol-Diesel crisis and more than 60 per cent of pumps are running out of fuel.
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Chief of Petroleum Dealers Association, M.P, Ajay Singh said that 2 out of 3 fuel providers have reduced the supply. Hindustan and Bharat Petroleum are those whereas Indian Oil is working normally.
Furthermore, the time duration of supply is also reduced which has further troubled dealers in getting enough fuel. The effect is seen in multiple states like Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, and Gujarat as well.
In Madhya Pradesh, supply is cut short by 30 percent in capital city Bhopal as per the reports. A daily loss of Rs 28/litre is incurred by the owners and fuel delivery is also getting delayed.
If petrol-diesel crisis continues, the pumps will dry out within 2 days or less said Singh. This problem is persisting since a week and is getting worse day by day.
On the other hand, situations in other areas of country are also same over which Indian Oil has issued a clarification. Retail and marketing director V Satish Kumar has said that fuel supply is absolutely normal in the market.
Dear Customers, This is to assure that product availability at our retail outlets is absolutely normal. There is adequate product availability & supplies to all markets. We request you not to panic. #IndianOil is fully committed to serve at all times. @HardeepSPuri @ChairmanIOCL
— Director (Marketing), IndianOil (@DirMktg_iocl) June 14, 2022
Combing back to MP, the state gets fuel from 3 main dealers- Indian Oil, Hindustan and Bharat Petroluem. There are around 4900 petrol pumps in the state out of which Bhopal has only 152. Around 9lakhs litre petrol and 12 lakhs diesel is consumed daily in these pumps.
News of petrol-diesel shortage has thus panicked the common man as it directly indicates the further increase in price if situation doesn’t get in control. Amid the crisis, former CM of Madhya Pradesh Kamalnath has raised fingers on current government. Here’s his tweet:
प्रदेश की आम जनता को रोज नए संकटों में डालना भाजपा सरकार की आदत बन चुकी है। अब पेट्रोल पंपों पर तेल की आपूर्ति का संकट खड़ा कर दिया गया है। राजधानी भोपाल सहित पूरे प्रदेश में पंप ड्राय होने लगे हैं। जनता पेट्रोल-डीजल की किल्लत से जूझ रही है। आगे हालात और भी भयावह होने का भय है।
— Kamal Nath (@OfficeOfKNath) June 14, 2022
Petroleum dealers association has written a letter to the state government to look into the matter. They have mentioned all the problems they are facing and cited that companies are not giving proper supply due to major loss.