Gas Shortage Resurfaces in Liberia Amid Badnews of Covid-19 Outbreak
MONROVIA – As Liberians were waking up to the bad news of the first confirmed case of the new coronavirus in their country, another bad news was hitting them again. This time, another shortage of gasoline.
Report by Jaheim T Tumu- [email protected]
This shortage is coming at the time when the global pandemic of Covid-19, is also wreaking havoc on the economies of major producers and suppliers of petroleum products on the world markets.
Vehicle operators and others have formed long, disordered queues fighting to get few gallons of the vital product, which powers their vehicles and home generators.
Like four weeks ago when there was another national shortage, customers have been cramped together again for hours at various petrol stations around the city.
The previous shortage seriously hampered normal activities, including that of businesses.
One area that the visibility of the shortage can be seen is at the Rehab Total station, just a stone’s throw from President George Weah’s official residence.
One authoritative source in the petroleum industry told FrontPageAfrica, due to the covid 19 pandemic, this is going to stop ships that bring the product from coming to Liberia over the next few weeks.
The first shortage only affected gasoline but the source stated that the present one will also touch diesel; adding: “This is going to last for probably three months.”