No major petrol problems anticipated

2012-10-02 10:52

Johannesburg - The SA Fuel Retailers Association on Tuesday moved to allay fears over fuel supplies as the truck drivers' strike entered its second week.

"Our members have contingency plans in place... with the petrol price increasing tonight, we also expect a rush to the pumps," spokesperson MC Lamprecht said.

He said a shortage of fuel in one area did not imply that most parts of the country were similarly affected.

One major retailer said it was not experiencing problems with deliveries.

Pick n Pay spokesperson Burger van der Merwe said the company was unaffected.

"Shelves are full around the country. The current service level is sufficient to cushion the impact for more than a month."

The Johannesburg fresh produce market said there were no delivery interruptions.

"We have not had any problems so far. Everything is going well, goods are moving in and out," spokesperson Sindi Mazibuko said.

Truck drivers want a 12% salary increase while employers had offered 8.5% for next year, and another 0.5% the following year.

Wage negotiations are to resume on Wednesday.

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  • pheladi.lerato - 2012-10-02 11:39

    Already midrand is running dry

  • cheree.cox - 2012-10-02 11:55

    'No major petrol problems anticipated' that's wat u say ???? Look around an open ur freeken eyes coz guess wat THERE IS A MAJOR PETROL SHORTAGE ..... Bt howick an pmb NO PETROL ... Midrand LOW ON PETROL ... All ova is petrol probs an tonyt petrol goes up ... Freeken pathetic ...

  • vaughan.greene - 2012-10-02 12:00

    "No major petrol problems anticipated" then what do you call it when the whole town of empangeni is out of petrol?

      linda.p.morgan.5 - 2012-10-04 10:54

      I managed to get some unleaded at Assagai yesterday thankfully. this whole situation sucks!

  • cheree.cox - 2012-10-02 12:03

    Tweet from @TrafficSA\r\n\r\n------------------------\r\n\r\n@TrafficSA: JHB - #nopetrol -- RT @Nitro_Mel @TrafficSA no 95 Octane petrol @ Jabulani Mall Shell Garage #Soweto. (More without petrol , but don't worry they say no major petrol problems anticipated)

  • elsie.palmer.90 - 2012-10-02 13:04

    Why should they worry, they only hurting the people they want to help. Soon no taxi running due to shortage and no transport for those that need it, No petrol which lead to no transport then they can't get to work which means no pay and then no food.

      manningi1 - 2012-10-04 10:36

      But no taxes paid !!!

  • sihleh.mthethwa - 2012-10-02 15:03

    Most petrol stations in the Richards Bay are have no petrol and you're telling us there are no major problems anticipated. who are you trying fool????

  • chants.smith - 2012-10-02 15:09

    up and up the prices go tonight.

  • dave.robbins.3344 - 2012-10-02 17:47

    Somerset-East, Cookhouse, Bedford, Adelaide, Fort Beaufort and Alice in Eastern Cape without petrol.

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