Fuel permits suspended
Dec 13, 2010 7:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
Permits to open new fuel stations in the island have been suspended until further notice, the Petroleum Industries Ministry said today.
Minister Susil Premjayantha said the issuing of permits would be put on hold till a market survey is conducted by the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) was completed.
“A preliminary study by the CPC has revealed that opening filling stations in a haphazard manner without considering the demand for fuel and the locality has impacted negatively on the CPC and the fuel stations,” the Minister said.