Do not hoard fuel - DOE
Manila (12 November) -- The Department of Energy (DOE) is urging motorists not to hoard fuel, while assuring them that the Pandacan depot will be replenished on Nov. 13, 2010.
The DOE made the appeal to motorists and consumers after gasoline retailers reported that they will run out of petroleum products to sell soon.
Earlier, over 40 Caltex gasoline stations in Metro Manila have reported shortages of its gas and diesel supply.
Meanwhile, at least 30 Shell stations in Metro Manila have temporarily shut down due to their dwindling petrol supply.
The shortage is caused by the closure of the Pandacan-Batangas pipeline of the First Phils. Industrial Corp. (PIA-MMIO) [top]