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Yawa!! Accra runs out of petrol

Some vehicles in a queue at the Shell filling station at the Ridge Roundabout in Accra.(GRAPHIC) There were unusually long queues of vehicles at most fuel stations in Accra yesterday as the metropolis was hit by  petrol shortage.
On a day transportation fares had gone up by 20 per cent, diesel vehicle owners were the lucky ones to have fuel at almost all fuel stations in the national capital.
At the Accra Sports Stadium Shell filling station, impatient drivers, eager to get their share of the now scarce commodity, were in a long winding queue that stretched as far as the Freedom Monument, near the Independence Square.
“I used the little fuel I had in my car to drive from Teshie to this place. I have been looking for fuel since morning,” a not-too-excited Mr John Aidoo told the Daily Graphic.
The Supervisor of the station, Mr Desmond Darko, said it had earlier reserved some of its stock for its customers but had to give in as more and more people drove there to queue for fuel.
“We placed the order, but the supply is not coming in. We place orders for fuel every three days but there has been no response yet. We don’t know what is going on,” he added.
At the Adabraka Total filling station, near the Roxy Cinema, only diesel was available.
The situation was similar at the Total Station, near the Trust Towers.
An attendant, Mr Davis Sarpong, said there was diesel but that for three days premium petrol had not been available.
He said there was no sign fuel was coming soon, as the orders placed by the station were yet to receive positive responses.
At the Total station at Osu, near the Ebenezer Presby Church Hall, the Engen and Champion stations on the Kojo Thompson Road, the attendants virtually sat idle, occasionally telling customers that there was no petrol.
A frustrated trotro driver, Daniel Odoom, wondered why there was no fuel, especially on a day fares had been increased.

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