Freight carriers denounced an almost total shortage of diesel oil in seven provinces, and a partial supply of up to 20 in another seven, which shows that more than half of the country suffers from a lack of fuel.
To accurately reflect the situation, the entity created the “Gaso oil supply map”, which works as a virtual traffic light to account for the situation of access to fuel in each province.
To date, with more than 600 responses processed, the map prepared by the Argentine Federation of Freight Transport Business Entities (Fadeeac) is made up as follows:
- Seven provinces in red (very low or no supply at service stations): Jujuy, Salta, Formosa, Tucumán, Misiones, Corrientes, Entre Ríos.
- Seven provinces in orange (average supply is 20 liters per unit): Chaco, Santiago del Estero, Córdoba, San Juan, Mendoza, Buenos Aires and CABA.
- Four provinces in yellow (refer to places where between 21 and 50 liters per unit, and between 51 and 100 liters are loaded): Catamarca, La Rioja and San Luis, in the first subgroup, and La Pampa, in the second.
To date, there are 7 provinces in red on the map (points to places where there is very little or no supply at service stations): Jujuy, Salta, Formosa, Tucumán, Misiones, Corrientes, E. Ríos.#FADEEAC #Gasoil pic.twitter.com/qN3JQ0sZrt
— FADEEAC (@FADEEAC) May 30, 2022
“The shortage of supplies that we are suffering has been going on for more than two months. We understand that it is not an easy issue to solve, but it is clear to us that it is a problem caused by the lack of foreign currency and the difficulty in advancing quickly in the policies that are require,” said Roberto Guarnieri, president of Fadeeac.
He added that “in Argentina we have trucks stranded on the side of the road, due to lack of diesel.” “We cannot take the harvest in a timely manner, nor the cattle or the food. The industry in general will begin to feel the consequences,” he emphasized. Guarnieri.