PROMISE TO REDUCE OIL SHORTAGES
Senior public sector oil company officials meet the protesting petroleum dealers in Patna and promise to reduce (not eliminate) shortages.
This meeting follows the protest against shortages in Bihar's three districts Muzaffarpur, Sheohar and Sitamarhi following which even the Bihar petroleum dealers association called for a complete Bihar petroleum strike if shortages do not stop and the large media reporting on the subject.
In every 12000 litre tank lorry received by the petrol pumps there is an average shortage of 150 litres.
Protesting dealers have given the company 15 days to stop the shortages.