Service stations have already begun to report the lack of fuel in some parts of the Uruguayaccompanied by an increase in sales that began on Sunday after the strike was announced by the Association of Fuel Transporters (ATC) that will last until Wednesday.
As reported Daniel Añónspokesperson for fuel sellers, to Underlined, the strike caused by ATC began to affect the catering of fuel at many service stations. On the other hand, he commented that the queues of cars yesterday were large and that they continue this Monday, which would cause fuel reserves to run out.
In that sense, he was alarmed that, if it is not resolved and the force measures last until next Wednesday, the situation would end. premium and super gasoline and even diesel reserves would be in danger. He also announced that the productive sector Uruguayan.
On Saturday ATC published a statement explaining the reasons why it is carrying out forceful measures that compromise the fuel supply in the Uruguay, specifically to the agricultural sector.
“Given the decision of the national government, materialized in the resolution of the URSEA No. 517/2023, to finalize on December 31st the linking of ANCAP with the transport companies that – with their drivers and tanker trucks – have been carrying out secondary distribution for more than 20 years, the Board of Directors of the Association of Fuel Transporters (ATC) in consultation with the transport companies resolved to carry out a stoppage of activities “, states the statement.
Today the president of the National Fuel, Alcohol and Portland Administration (Ancap), Alejandro Stipanicic assured that the company did not influence the decision by which The union decided to stop.
Stipanicic published on his social networks that “Regarding the announcement of the stoppage of fuel transportation activities, it is necessary to remember that they are unrelated to Ancap’s decision and their participation in issues related to the regulation of distribution does not correspond.”
Furthermore, he specified that Ancap “deliver fuel to the country’s distribution plants and its arrival at the stations is the responsibility of the distribution chain (distributors Ducsa, Axion, Disa and stations with their own freight).