The Commission has since established that the situation affects one oil marketing company which, in the recent past, has expanded its retail network leading to increased sales volumes. In this regard, the Commission wishes to dispel speculation that the shortage is in any way connected to the petroleum pump price adjustment expected to be announced this week.
Further, the Commission assures the public that the country has enough stocks of Super Petrol in Mombasa and all effort is being made to ensure that the product is pumped to Nairobi. Consequently, we expect the situation to normalize in the next 24 hours.
Finally, the Commission wishes to caution all oil marketing companies that hoarding of petroleum products in anticipation of an economic gain is illegal and any company found culpable of such an activity risks cancellation of their operating license.