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Folha de Maputo
The city of Beira is facing fuel shortages, with petrol stations on the verge of closing down. A survey of stations carried out by Diário de Moçambique reveals that petrol is running low at almost all stations.
The Galp station, at the corner of Armando Tivane avenue and 24 de Julho near the roundabout in Chipangara, has not had a delivery of gas or diesel for three days, and traffic cones have been laid out to indicate that the tanks are empty.
According to the manager, Brayton Joseph, the delay in the delivery of the fuel is due to the bureaucratic processes in the port of Beira, and is costing his station 18,000 to 20,000 meticais per day.
“We sell almost 6,000 litres of fuel per day. So we are losing 18,000 to 20,000 meticais (US$244–271) a day. The problem lies in the port, where there are hold-ups. We have already placed the order, but we’re still waiting. They said they were going to deliver, but they have internal problems. Previously we put in a requisition and got the fuel in 48 hours maximum,” he explained.
Diário de Moçambique was unable to obtain a comment from the port managers.Source: Folha de Maputo