Lethem gets relief from fuel shortage

Emergency works being undertaken yesterday on the Hunt Oil stretch of the Linden to Lethem Road, which has disrupted the transportation of needed supplies to Lethem. (Alister Charlie photo)

A day after some gas stations in Lethem were forced to suspend operations due to a fuel shortage, residents of the town got some relief with the arrival of a fuel truck.

On Friday, three gas stations halted their operations due the roads in the North Rupununi being impassable after extreme weather conditions in the region. As a result, a number of fuel trucks were stranded at Annai as they were unable to pass the severely deteriorated Hunt Oil Road, which is located about 50 miles away from Lethem. Regional Vice-Chairman Karl Singh has said on Friday that the Takutu Gas station was forced ration its sale of gasoline to customers as a result of the situation…..


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