Oil marketing companies backing tankers association: says OGRA spokesman


Islamabad, July 25 (TNS): Oil and Gas Regulator Authority (OGRA) on Tuesday blamed that oil marketing companies are backing oil tankers association and compromising on human lives.

After the meeting with a representative of The All Pakistan Oil Tankers Association (APOTA), OGRA Spokesman Imran Ghaznavi said that the “authority is ready to revisit its 2009 Rules and resolve problems of the association by holding a meeting with Oil Marketing Companies at the earliest”.

He maintained that the association did not complain about the regulations of 2009 when they were first introduced but were now making hue and cry on their implementation which isn’t justified and is regrettable.

The spokesman added that the fitness of oil lorries is not inspected by OGRA.

Ghaznavi hoped that the association would comply with all the safety rules without putting public property and lives at risk.

Amid strike, situation has become worsen as people started buying extra fuel fearing that the strike could goes for long.

The All Pakistan Oil Tankers Association (APOTA) has announced a strike against strict action by Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) authorities and Motorway Police.