May 25, 2013
Cargo transportation workers question Gov’t fuel shortage downplay
The general secretary of the Argentine Confederation of Road Cargo Transportation (CATAC), Ramón Jatip, questioned the government on Tuesday for seeing “another reality” regarding the fuel market, pointing out that the sector was suffering oil shortages “across the entire country.”
“It takes us very much by surprise that the Government denys fuel shortages, when all petrol stations are filled to the brim with vehicles, causing customers to wait hours to be able to fill up their tanks,” Jatip complained.
Jatip made these statements in reference last week’s comments made by Economy Minister Amado Boudou, in that “there are no fuel shortages, just longer and additional queues” in petrol stations.
“The reality that we live on a daily basis in the transportation of cargo is entirely different. Here, fuel is lacking so much that we have to count the amount that we use. It is something that extends across the entire country,” the businessman said during a radio interview.