In light of the new fuel crisis besieging Lebanon today, which is represented by the inability of the station owners to buy gasoline for fresh dollars and sell it in Lebanese pounds, the Syndicate of Station Owners called in a statement, the Minister of Energy and the government collectively and urgently to solve this problem, with the importing companies and the Bank of Lebanon, and not to create a new crisis, stressing Gasoline is available to companies, but they are waiting to address this problem.
In this context, the representative of fuel distributors, Fadi Abu Chakra, appealed, in a statement, to Prime Minister Najib Mikati and Energy Minister Walid Fayyad, “to move quickly to settle the situation between the oil importing companies and the Banque du Liban.”
He said: “We, as fuel distributors, have become in the middle between companies and stations, and there are some companies asking for cash from distributors.”
He continued: “This matter is not calculated in the fuel price table, while the banks take commissions on dollars, some of them receive commissions between 1 and 2 percent, and others freeze 10 percent of the value of the existing amounts.”
Abou Chakra concluded: “We, as fuel distributors, are keen to keep matters in good condition, and our first and last concern, as station owners and distributors, is the citizen and the continuity of our work.”