Oil, cooking gas supply to Chennai is ensured, says IOC
Oil marketing company Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) on Sunday said it is getting supplies of oil and domestic cooking gas from other cities to meet the demand in flood-hit Chennai.
Urging the people not to resort to panic buying, IOC said it has filled 75 oil tankers to supply oil to petrol bunks in the Tamil Nadu capital city.
“As Korukkupet area (in north Chennai) is heavily waterlogged, maneuvering fuel trucks has been found difficult, due to which movement of tank trucks has been slow – to and from terminal,” IOC said in a statement issued here.
“Hence, as an alternate arrangement, adequate products are being sourced from Chittoor, Bangalore, Salem and Trichy markets,” the company said.
According to IOC, 126 of its 156 outlets in Chennai are fully functional and work is in full swing to get waterlogged retail outlets fully operational again.
Regarding supply of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), the company said its bottling plants in Chengalpattu and Ennore are working in special shifts on Sunday to supply cooking gas cylinders to Chennai market.
IOC has also sourced 30 domestic LPG cylinder lorry-loads from its Salem bottling plant to feed Chennai market.