Another day of adventures for motorists and motorcycle taxi drivers due to the shortage of fuel. The crowds at gas stations are now part of the scenery in the Haitian capital You have to fight to get a little gas.
In the informal market, the prices of the gasoline strip are of the order of 500 gourdes. In addition to the high price of motorists report problems due to the poor quality of gasoline.
The shortage persists despite announcements from the Office of Monetization of Official Development Assistance (BMPAD) reporting the delivery of petroleum products by a tanker.
The oil deliveries of the past week were probably stored by individuals motivated by the opportunity to make profitable profits.
BMPAD's director, Ignace Saint Fleur, warned against storing gasoline ensuring there would be no profit because fuel is available.
He indicates that this Monday, April 8, 2019 a tanker is in the harbor of Port-au-Prince with on board 255,000 barrels of petroleum products including 150,000 barrels of diesel 75,000 barrels of gasoline and 30,000 barrels of jet fuel.
The service stations will be supplied early in the morning of Tuesday, April 9, 2019, assured Mr. Saint Fleur.
In the coming weeks we should no longer be facing shortages.
A boat carrying 120,000 barrels of gasoline will arrive in Port-au-Prince on Friday, April 12, 2019 on behalf of Dinasa. Another tanker will arrive on April 15, 2019 carrying 140,000 barrels of diesel for Total, DNC, GO and Capital.
In addition BMPAD to authorize the importation on behalf of Sol 120,000 other barrels of gasoline. This ship is expected on April 14, 2019 in Port-au-Prince.