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Gasoline distributors face inspections amid shortage claims

By Anh Minh   February 19, 2022 | 12:27 am PT
Gasoline distributors face inspections amid shortage claims
An employee pumps gasoline into a motorbike in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran
The Ministry of Industry and Trade will carry out inspections of 33 of the country’s 36 fuel distributors amid the continuing reports of gasoline shortages.

It will check their operations, permits, facilities, and imports since early last year. The investigation is expected to take 70 days.

Three jet fuel suppliers will not be scrutinized.

Gas shortages are still reported at some stations in Hanoi and HCMC though retail prices have been hiked to an eight-year high.

The shortage began earlier this month due to a cut in production by Vietnam’s biggest refinery, Nghi Son, though officials have said repeatedly supply is adequate to fully meet demand in February.

 
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