FIRs lodged against two OMCs for black marketing

FIRs lodged against two OMCs for black marketing

ISLAMABAD: Authorities on Tuesday initiated legal action against Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) for indulgence in hoarding of petroleum products (POL) and creating artificial shortage.

At least two FIRs have been lodged against OMCs including Hascol Petroleum Limited and Gas & Oil Pakistan Limited for their involvement in black marketing of petroleum products.

A team of ministry of energy (petroleum division) inspected various OMCs terminal at Kaemari Karachi on Tuesday. The team observed hoarding / black marketing by the OMCs.

Sources said that the FIRs had been lodged against the Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of the OMCs.

In latest development the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) decided to undertake inspection of all oil depots in the country from Wednesday i.e. June 10, 2020.

There are 22 oil depots in the country. Around 22 teams of OGRA and HDIP will inspect the depots.