KARACHI: People were seen getting their routine fuel refills from various fuel stations of the city on Thursday morning as the shortage ceased.
Earlier on Wednesday night, people had rushed to petrol stations after rumours of petroleum supplies’ suspension amid the closure of Kemari oil terminal spread like wildfire.
Long queues of cars and motorcycles, including public transport vehicles, were seen outside the petrol pumps in many areas whereas some filling stations were reportedly providing petrol in limited quantity, 2-3 litres and 5-10 litres respectively, to motorcyclists and cars.
Further, the persistent threat of toxic gas in the areas near the Kemari port had forced companies, institutes and individuals to take precautionary measures as it emerged that an oil terminal of state-owned PSO located in Zulfiqarabad was functional for petrol supplies to the metropolis.
After the rumours of petroleum shortage, Pakistan State Oil (PSO) in a statement claimed that they have closed down one of their 23 oil terminals in the city, adding that the closure should not affect fuel supply as 22 remain functional.