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Ministry of Energy: Sudan’s diesel crisis to be solved soon

March 26 - 2020 KHARTOUM
Waiting for transport in Khartoum, March 2, 2020 (Social media)
Waiting for transport in Khartoum, March 2, 2020 (Social media)

The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Energy and Mining announced that the pumping of imported diesel from Port Sudan to Khartoum started on Tuesday.

In a press statement on Wednesday, Undersecretary Hamid Suliman said that 5,000 tons of imported diesel have already been pumped to Khartoum.

The pumping process will continue to reach a total of 40,000 tons.

Suliman said he expects that this process will reduce the current diesel shortages in the capital and the states.

He explained that the diesel crisis began to worsen after the stock was depleted last Friday.

The undersecretary further said that the recent exacerbation of the fuel crisis, especially concerning diesel, was caused by dependence on the main Khartoum refinery during the past days.

He added that the number of fuel stations selling commercial fuel will most probably be increased to 48.


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