(Trinidad and Tobago Guardian) Secretary of the Petroleum Dealers Association, Saleema Sattar has denied there is any fuel shortage in the country and says she has no idea why the Opposition Leader would make such a claim.
On Monday during the United National Congress’ (UNC’s) Monday Night Forum in Debe, Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar said some gas stations have not been getting their full quota of fuel.
She predicted the country will soon begin experiencing fuel shortages, which she said would be a result of the government’s mishandling of the country’s petroleum resources. But in an interview yesterday, Sattar said as secretary of the association, whenever gas station owners have issues, they report them to her.
“I am not aware of any fuel shortage. The dealers would usually report any abnormalities or changes in the service to the association and there have been no such reports,” Sattar said.
She said as a dealer herself, she had not had any issues get her fuel orders filled from the National Petroleum Marketing Company (NP.)
“How it works with the NP network, we call, we place our order and we have been getting our fuel, I certainly have.I don’t know why something like that was said.”
Sattar said the association represents dealers from both NP and UNIPET.