By Tina S. Mehnpaine – Monrovia, Liberia, Wednesday, January 29, 2020.
There is a huge shortage of gasoline in Liberia, sources have told National Telegraph. The Liberia Petroleum and Refining Corporation (LPRC) however says there is enough gasoline in the country.
LPRC is the major regulator of gasoline and other fuel in the West African country. Major Contributors of Petroleum products particularly gasoline have shut down their gas stations with signs placed “No Gas”.
Stations affected by this nightmare include Total Liberia, Aminata, Super Petroleum (SP), NP, Don Kan, and Kailando as well as other smaller filling stations.
The shortage of gasoline started on the evening of Sunday, January 26, 2020, with hundreds of sellers trooping into various gas stations.
At US$2.95 per U.S gallon, Liberia has the second-lowest gasoline price across West Africa next to Nigeria (US$1.52) while Liberia’s immediate neighbor show prices well beyond US$3 price point.
According to global petrol prices per gallon is 3.32, Guinea, 3.98 and Ivory Coast is up at 4.05 US Dollars per gallon. However, the prices of gasoline in Monrovia, Paynesville and other parts increase daily