MASSIVE SHORTAGES RECEIVED FROM PUBLIC SECTOR OIL COMPANIES
Bihar's honest petroleum dealers protest the massive oil shortages being received from public sector oil companies and in three districts petrol pumps stop upliftment from the Barauni oil refinery.
The three districts are Muzaffarpur, Sheohar and Sitamarhi and a petrol pump owner Mr. Jamal from Muzaffarpur has been elected to lead this agitation. He said, " On Tuesday we down our shutters as well as a warning to the oil companies."
Another petrol pump owner Mr.Shyamnandan, brother of Kargil martyr Pramod, said, "Honest dealers have to sell their land to keep this petrol pump going and despite repeated pleas company officials do nothing to stop the corruption."
In every oil tanker which has 12000 litres capacity there are shortages from 100 to 700 litres with an average shortage of 150 litres.
Shoratges are the main reason why unscrupulous petroleum dealers resort to adulteration or pass on the short supply to the customer by manipulating the delivery machines. This is also the main reason why incidents such as the one in which IIM graduate and IOC sales officer Manjunath was killed, happen.