Malawi fuel shortage fears dismissed: Mera says no panick buying

Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (Mera) has dismissed fears that country faces imminent fuel shortage.

Mera urges against fuel panick buying

Mera urges against fuel panick buying

Mera chairperson Lyton Zinyemba said the public should not give in to such rumours and avoid buying petrol in panick.

Zinyemba said there was no need for panic as internal as well as external stockholding of petroleum products are adequate.

“We are absolutely clear we are taking the measures necessary in order to have uninterrupted fuel supplies,” he said.

“There are adequate financing mechanisms for Malawi’s fuel needs. The public should ignore all speculative actions that would portray that Malawi does not have enough fuel supplies,” said Mera chairperson.

The energy regulator, last Friday hiked the price of fuel by about 7.2 percent.

The price of petrol is now K856.70 ($1.86) per litre whereas diesel, used mainly by businesses, is now selling at K865.70 ($1.88) per litre from K805.50 ($1.75) per litre.

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10 thoughts on “Malawi fuel shortage fears dismissed: Mera says no panick buying”

  1. Shepherrd says:

    Enjoy Malawi! Thats the decission we made & lets support it

  2. Kenkkk says:

    Everywhere in the would fuel pump prices are going down or have tumbled because crude oil prices have fallen!!! And motorists are happy jumping up and down!!! But not in Malawi!!! Why?

    Absolutely no Justification for pump prices not to come down in Malawi!!!

  3. chakwanuleka says:

    Diesel Petrol Palibe. Without which its not DPP.

  4. g4s says:

    Why do atalankhani cotinue to interview liers?
    Dzanadzanali mwanama lero ndi ndani angakhulupirire? Forex kulibe ndiye mafutawo mugula ndi Chiyani? You think Malawians r kids?
    God is on our side as usual.

  5. ndidakadziwa ndidakavotela ujeni ……………

  6. Omama says:

    Thats the bigining of the Biginings. Iyi nde dpp imene timaidziwa ya Bingu ija. Musanati, muona zambwadza. Sugar mtengo ngati amachokera kunja yet olima alimi apa Chikwawa ndi Nkhotakota pomwepa apa. KAYA.

  7. Zion says:

    I think its beter to keep quite becos we hav lost trust in you after you refuted fuel price hike rumour.Dont take Malawians for a ride,u irritate us.

  8. Kikikiki says:

    What’s happening in Spain now. The Catelonias want secession. That’s the way to deal with these morons and kleptomaniacs. Yes,we can.
    We need it in our country as soon as January.

  9. maurrice says:

    its always like that mera guyz denies every true story,they denied fuel price increase today the guy is telling us the same,one day wina azachisiya ndikazatenga boma

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