As a strategic approach in responding to any impending disruption of supply of fuels, Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (MERA) has activated the National Emergency Response Plan.
This follows a lockdown in Iraq, which is the one of the world’s main supplier of fuel, due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic.
A statement released by the authority on Tuesday signed by MERA’s Chief Executive Officer, Collins Magalasi, says although Malawi has not registered any case of Coronavirus, the pandemic necessitates a strategic approach to be taken in preparedness, management and recovery of potential fuels and gas supply disturbance.
“MERA and the National Liquid Fuels and Gas Emergency Management Group will work together in facilitating the National Liquid and Fuels Emergency Plan which was launched in March, 2019,” said Magalasi.
He, therefore, indicated that the country has fuel that can be used for over a month and that it is still receiving liquid fuels and gas.
He added that the country continues to receive liquid fuels and gas from ports of Beira, Nacara and Dar es Salaam without restraint.