Petrol, diesel supply to 'ease in a week; gas to take time'

KATHMANDU: Nepal Oil Corporation claimed the supply of diesel and petrol would be smooth within a week, though it would take more time for easy supply of cooking gas.

Speaking at an interaction with journalists in Kathmandu today, NOC spokesperson Mukunda Prasad Ghimire said the government-owned fuel monopoly had already directed its depots across the nation to supply stored fuel to Kathmandu.

Then, the NOC would distribute 300,000 litre petrol and 500,000 litre diesel via all fuel stations of the Capital, he assured.

He, however, maintained that it would take some more time to ease the supply of cooking gas as the Indian Oil Corporation had clarified that it could not increase loading of the liquefied petroleum gas.

Therefore, the decision to fill 7.1 kg gas in a cylinder (half of total capacity) would continue, he added.

"While we need 55 bullet gas every day," he informed, "The IOC has not given more than 15 bullets."

Meanwhile, Ghimire said the NOC had not made any decision regarding distributing bonus to its staff as claimed in some media reports.