HCMC – The Vietnam National Petroleum Group (Petrolimex), the nation’s leading fuel trading company, has said it is keeping its all gas stations in Hanoi open 24/7 to meet the strong demand for gasoline.
From now until November 13, all 96 Petrolimex gas stations in Hanoi are open round the clock. Customers in need of refueling will be supported with a map of available stations on Petrolimex’s website and mobile app.
According to Petrolimex, there has been a surge in the number of vehicles getting refilled at its gas stations recently, rising by 35-40% in early November compared to October.
As many parts of the nation are grappling with fuel shortages, many filling stations in Hanoi have been temporarily closed or only run perfunctorily, rationing gasoline worth VND30,000 for each motorcycle and VND500,000-600,000 per auto.
Petrolimex sold 10 million cubic meters of gasoline between January and September. The figure met 83% of the year’s target and rose by 8% over the same period in 2021.
To meet the domestic demand, Petrolimex plans to distribute up to three million cubic meters of fuel in the fourth quarter, or 40% higher than required by the Ministry of Industry and Trade.