Major fuel retailer, Total Zimbabwe has issued a statement on the fuel situation in the country following Cyclone Idai floods. The statement reads as follows:
Following the devastating effect of cyclone Idai experienced in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, the fuel supply chain logistics into Zimbabwe have been negatively affected.
Based on the information we have received, the following has since been established:
The jetty in Beira has been damaged and can’t receive vessels to discharge.
Pumping House roof has been blown away, the electrical board was affected, and the status is not yet known (damage yet to be established).
The condition of the pipeline from Beira to Zimbabwe is yet to be established and we still await NOIC update on the same.
Given the above, the stocks in the tank in Msasa may not be replenished in due time as is required and this is likely to put pressure on the supply chain.
We are seized with finding a quick supplying option and we will keep you posted on the developments and any cost structure implementations as we progress.
Total Zimbabwe is the country operation of Total S.A, a French multinational integrated oil and gas company. In Zimbabwe it focuses on the retail of fuels of Petrol engines and diesel engines, domestic fuels (paraffin), aviation fuels and automotive lubricants. Read More About Total