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By Lian Cheng
KUCHING, June 23: Shell has been limiting diesel supply to its retail fuel stations following the Federal government’s directive to limit the sale of diesel since June 17, 2022.
In a one-sentence statement today, Shell responded to DayakDaily’s query with regards to its decision to limit diesel supply to its retailers across Sarawak.
“This is because as of June 17, 2022, the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (MDTCA) has set a limit of 250 litres purchase of diesel for all Malaysian vehicles,” said Shell’s statement.
Shell explained that “a limit of 250 litres purchase” is on daily basis following DayakDaily’s effort to seek further clarification on the statement.
Yesterday, DayakDaily reported that Shell is limiting diesel supply to its retail fuel stations across Sarawak, leading to a notable shortage of diesel Statewide.
A local fuel station operator told DayakDaily that Shell operators in Sarawak had received a notice on June 9, stating that Shell will start limiting its diesel supply to its retail outlets.
Owning two fuel stations, the operator said the daily sale of diesel for the first one was about 25,000 litres but he has been allocated only about 10,000 litres since June 10.
For his second fueling station, the daily average consumption was about 12,000 litres, and the quota allocated to him has been about 2,000 litres per day.
He added that as far as he knew, this only happens among Shell’s fuel retail outlets and not in fuel stations under Petronas. — DayakDaily