Some vehicle owners in Yangon said that they have to wait overnight to get fuel in Thilawa, and they have to wait in line for a long time to buy fuel at some gas stations in Yangon.
Fuel is distributed throughout Myanmar through Thilawa port, and some photos of fuel tanker drivers waiting overnight to extract fuel at the port have appeared on social networking sites.
“We still have to line up to extract oil. I have to sleep at night. I’ve been waiting for two days,” said a motorist who was waiting in line to pick up fuel in Thilawa.
Some vehicle owners said that since the morning of December 5th, they have not been able to sell gasoline at some of the gas stations in Yangon.
“Now at gas stations, everyone has to wait in line. Even then, you can’t buy what you want,” said a person who bought fuel at a gas station in Tha Keta Township.
Some vehicle owners said that at gas stations, vehicles have to wait in line for at least an hour, and in some gas stations, they run out of fuel and have to wait again.
At the gas stations where fuel is purchased, there are also queues of vehicles to buy fuel.
It is also seen that some petrol stations have announced that the sale of petrol types will be temporarily closed before they go to Thilawa to pick up petrol.
The price of gasoline sold on December 6 is 2510 kyats per 92 liters. 95 Kyat 2,640 per liter; 2,210 kyats per liter of ordinary diesel; Premium diesel is 2305 kyats per liter.
Fuel prices have been increasing since December 1, and these prices have not yet decreased.
The prices sold on December 1 were 2,510 kyats per 92 liters. 95 Kyat 2,640 per liter; 2305 kyats per liter of premium diesel; A liter of regular diesel is 2,210 kyats.
According to the price of gasoline sold on November 30, 92 Kyat 2,170 per liter. 95 Kyat 2,300 per liter; 2,290 kyats per liter of premium diesel; 2,200 kyats per liter of regular diesel.
As a result, the prices of gasoline 92 and 95 are 340 kyats per liter each. 15 kyats per liter of premium diesel; 10 kyats per liter of ordinary diesel.
Last November 10, some fuel shops in Yangon were unable to sell fuel and were closed.
On November 11, gasoline prices were 92 Kyats 2,060 per liter. 95 per liter, 160 kyats, 2195 kyats per liter of regular diesel; According to the prices of petrol shops, one liter of premium diesel is 2315 kyats.
During this period, fuel prices were below 2,100 kyats per 92 liters, but fuel shops could not sell fuel.
At that time, action was taken against three petrol shops in Yangon that did not sell some vehicles with oil, according to the press release of the State Administration Council.
Some gas stations in Mandalay and Taung Ngu were closed, and those who were able to buy them had to queue for a long time, according to the residents.
Starting from the morning of November 5th, some petrol shops in Mandalay have not been able to sell it, and the petrol shops that are selling have been queuing up for a long time.
“Some gas stations are running out of fuel. Sales are closed. Some gas stations can buy as much as you need. You pay a lot of time. Cars are already lined up when you get up at 5 in the morning,” said a driver from Mandalay.
Similarly, in Bago Region’s Taung Ngu town, most of the fuel pump shops have stopped selling oil and they have to wait to buy from the few shops that sell it, according to the residents.
Starting from December 4th in Taung Ngu, some petrol shops closed their sales saying that there was a shortage of petrol. until the morning of December 6th
There are only 2 or 3 gas stations that sell gas in Taung Ngu city and the surrounding area, so they only buy from these gas stations.
Regarding the situation of not being able to buy fuel in Taung Ngu city, “In Taung Ngu, the big gas stations all over the city are saying that they are running out of fuel. Some of them only sell a small amount for people who run out of motorcycle fuel. Some gas stations only reschedule for the next day and only sell part-time. In Taung Ngu city, there is only one Shwewa fuel pump. There are too many people, so you can wait in line and buy it. Anyway, it is difficult for the people to buy it. We can also thank the gas stations for making and selling the gasoline we need at this time.