Locals crowd petrol pumps over price hikes, oil shortage

Published : 06 Aug 2022 09:13 PM

After 10:30 pm on Friday, motorcyclists thronged petrol pumps in Noakhali after news of the increase in oil prices spread on social media in various media outlets. But a different picture was seen the next day, Saturday. Since morning, the pumps are not crowded with customers. Meanwhile, there is a shortage of oil in retail stores. As a result, motorcyclists have suffered.

Even if some shops have octane or petrol, it is being sold for Rs 140 per litre. Ordinary buyers have expressed their anger because the price of oil has increased by almost 50 percent overnight without giving any time.

Earlier, some petrol pumps in Noakhali stopped the sale of Jalani oil after 11:00 p.m. after receiving information that the hike in diesel, petrol and octane prices would come into effect from 12:00 p.m. on Friday. Later, with the intervention of the police, M/s ASM Zahirul Islam filling station of Chaumuhani in Begumganj started selling oil again at the previous price. However, no more than 300 rupees of oil was given to a motorcycle at night.

Meanwhile, after hearing the news about the increase in the price of oil, the sale of oil at the Sabic CNG filling station in Ranjanbb area has already been stopped. The pumps were crowded with motorcyclists till late night.