The Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (MERA) would like to assure the general public that there are sufficient fuel stocks in the country. There is a total of 22 million and 32 million litres of petrol and diesel, respectively. These volumes translate into 28-days stock cover and 54-days stock cover for petrol and diesel, respectively.

Meanwhile, Authorities are making every effort to address the fuel stockouts experienced at some retail stations that have been caused by the drivers’ strike.

MERA therefore would like to appeal to the general public to refrain from panic buying of fuel. Furthermore, fuel retail stations are reminded that hoarding of fuel is prohibited and MERA will apply stiff penalties to any retail station found to engage in such malpractice.

MERA would like to advise general public to report any suspected fuel hoarding by calling the following numbers: 0992558564 or 0999896310