Fuel situation remains critical

Arron Nyamayaro, H-Metro Reporter

ONLY two filling stations out of 29 visited by H-Metro in the Central Business District on Tuesday were selling petrol whilst none had diesel in stock.

H-Metro carried a survey stretching from Kopje to Seventh Street and the majority of the service stations were dry.

Most of the fuel service stations visited last received fuel on Friday or Saturday while others last received a week ago.

H-Metro discovered that some service stations are reserving fuel to clients who opened accounts with them while others are selling in United States dollars.


Taxi drivers remain a major disturbance in most fuel queues as they either charge motorists to take their positions in queues or get fuel for resale presumably as a way of earning a living.

“Mdara vanhu havachabhadhara taxi zvekumhanya saka tikasapinzira vanhu kana kutengesa fuel vana vanofa nenzara saka tirikuita madhiri nevepa service station zvichitofamba,” said one of the taxi drivers along Samora Machel Avenue.

The use of jerry cans at various service stations remains a challenge to most motorists queuing for fuel as they saw it as a way of promoting black market which is flooded with petrol and diesel.