The Western Cape Government says there are currently no concerns related to fuel availability in the Western Cape.
In a statement the Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, Anton Bredell, said the Provincial Disaster Management Centre (PDMC) consulted industry role players and other stakeholders on the fuel situation on Friday morning.
“The Western Cape currently does not have a fuel supply concern as there is sufficient fuel available in the province. We have further been advised that shortcomings of fuel in KwaZulu-Natal will not be supplied from the Western Cape but rather be addressed by stepping up imports in those regions,” Bredell said.
Bredell said that an LPG shortage in the province was a result of strong sea conditions and bad weather in Saldanha last week and over the weekend.
“This depleted the stocks at the onshore gas storing facility. However, vessels have been able to dock again since Tuesday and stocks have been replenished. Weather permitting this will no longer be a problem,” he explained.