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No shortage of fuel in Kashmir: Div Com, oil companies

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Srinagar, Jun 16: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, P K Pole on Thursday said that there was no shortage of fuel in Kashmir and that people shouldn’t need to heed ‘baseless’ rumours.

“There is no need to panic as people can go to retail outlets of Indian Oil Corporation Limited and Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited to buy fuel,” he said, as per news agency KNS.

Pole also said that Hindustan Oil Corporation Limited would also have sufficient stock of petrol and diesel by today evening. While claiming that there wouldn’t be any problem regarding the availability of fuel, he advised people to purchase fuel as per their need.

The Div Com’s statement comes in the wake of rumours about the fuel shortage creating panic here with people rushing to fuel stations to fill the tanks of their vehicles.

The State Level Coordinator, Oil Industry Jammu and Kashmir (OIJK) also reiterated that there is no shortage of petroleum products across Jammu and Kashmir.

A statement issued by Anjani Kumar, State Level Coordinator, OIJK in this regard reads, “This is to confirm that there is no shortage of petroleum products like motor spirit (MS), high speed diesel (HSD) in the entire Jammu & Kashmir.”

It adds that, all the three public sector oil companies — M/s Indian Oil Corporation Limited , M/s Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited and M/s Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited, are having sufficient stocks at their respective depots to cater to the current routine demand of the J&K UT.

The statement also gave a detailed outline on the release of POL of the past four days of Zewan, Srinagar Depot of IOCL which is a testimony to the fact that higher supplies are being made from Srinagar depot.

It also informed that on 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th June, 348 KLs of petrol and 510 KL diesel, 325 KLs of petrol and 531 KLs of diesel, 499 KLs of petrol and 659 KLs of diesel and 493 KLs of petrol and 589 KLs of diesel were released from IOC, Zewan Depot of Srinagar respectively.

“It is being humbly requested in public interest that there is absolutely no need for panic buying and hoarding of product. Moreover, this will result in unnecessary crowding at the retail outlets and inconvenience to the needy buyers”, it reads.

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