May 25, 2013
'Petrol stations in Buenos Aires will run out of fuel'
A representative for the Federation for Fuel Entities in Buenos Aires, Luis Malchiodi, said today that 65 percent of petrol stations in Buenos Aires Province will run out of fuel by midday, due to the trucker’s strike.
Malchiodi insisted the Government “make a decision” to overturn the trucker’s decision to strike, because “millions of people are being affected.”
“Between 60 and 65 percent of petrol stations in the province don’t have any more stock and by midday they will be left without fuel supply. There are more than 1000 service stations. Eight lorries worth will provide practically nothing,” the representative furthered.
Malchiodi was referring to the eight petrol-filled lorries that the Government managed to send out last night, from the YPF refinery in La Matanza, amid clashes between Border Guards and truck drivers.
Furthermore, Malchiodi said, “the border guards aren’t qualified to transport petrol."
"We are in a state of emergency. We have to tolerate some imperfections.
“The amount of petrol that was transported last night is really minimal. In the province area of Buenos Aires there are about 1,800 petrol stations. Petrol is going to run out very soon.”