The Minister of Hydrocarbons of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Didier Budimbu, indicated that no shortage of gasoline or diesel will be recorded in the city of Kinshasa.
According to the communication service of the Ministry of Hydrocarbons, there is a slowdown in the rise of gas-oil barges for Ango Ango following the work of the Compagnie des Voies Maritimes (CVM) on the Congo River.
“The Ministry of Hydrocarbons reassures the population of Kinshasa that no shortage of petrol or diesel is on the horizon. However, there is a slowdown in the rise of gas-oil barges for Ango Ango following the work of the CVM on the Congo River. “, we read in said press release.
The same source informs that a plan has been put in place to avoid falling into the scarcity of petroleum products in the Congolese capital.
“The Ministry of Hydrocarbons has implemented a quota plan by reducing the quantity served at service stations until the product reaches Kinshasa. This, in order to prevent a dry shortage of diesel fuel. “, specifies this press release.
In addition, the President of the Association of Private Petroleum Operators requested, in a communication made on February 21, 2023, the Congolese Government to pay the loss of earnings estimated at a value of 12 million US dollars.
In his last media release, the Minister of Finance, Nicolas Kazadi, indicated that in 2022, the Congolese Government had disbursed nearly 500 million US dollars in lost profits to oil companies.
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