Fuel shortage in the Western Cape
The continuing fuel shortage in the Western Cape is heading for a crisis as millions of litres of fuel, which were supposed to reach the region yesterday, are now only expected later this week. To make matters worse, the fuel price dropped by 30 cents a litre at midnight.
BP said at the weekend that at least 20-million litres of fuel were on the way from their refinery in Durban. At least three-million litres would arrive in Cape Town by rail, and another seven-million would be shipped in. However, Die Burger quotes BP spokesperson Melanie Silberbauer as saying millions of litres are expected to arrive on Friday. She said the situation was looking bad, as the shortage and crisis would only be resolved next week.