Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Fuel to be sold only to clients with authorized containers-ERB


The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) has directed all Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) and dealers to prioritize selling fuel to motorists and only serve customers who have authorized types of portable containers.

Energy Regulation Board (ERB) Public Relations Manager Kwali Mfuni says following the disruption of fuel, the board has observed a growing trend by OMCs and dealers of servicing customers with portable containers while motorists are made to wait in queues for long hours before being attended to.

In a statement availed to ZANIS in Lusaka today, Ms Mfuni said the board has directed all OMCs and dealers to prioritize refueling motorists.

“In order to facilitate the prompt servicing of motorists, minimizing the queues and overclouding at filling stations, OMCs and dealers are reminded about the provision to only sell fuel in authorized containers for safety reasons,” said Ms Mfuni.

“The board wants also to assure the members of the public that the nation has sufficient stocks of fuel and that the current stocks were being replenished with in -coming stocks of fuel. The board wants to inform you that it is with other players monitoring the progress every day,” she assured.

Ms Mfuni has called on motorists to buy fuel normally and allow for restoration for normal supply in the possible time.

She has since appealed to members of the public to report any disregard of the directive in servicing motorists by reporting on ERB toll free numbers 8484 or report to any nearest EBR offices situated in Lusaka, Kitwe, Livingstone or Chinsali.


  1. Can you take samples of the fuel that has been sold recently, especially Saturday and Sunday. Take a survey from motorists. Most of it is bad, our vehicles are being damaged. Except for Puma and Total the rest are suspect.

  2. Sooner or later after the shortage of
    Fuel the price will definitely go up.
    Look at the dollar rate?It’s just a matter of time.

  3. As an investor in fuel and oil. I say this is the right move to avoid scrupulous opposition crooks trying to create shortages for political mileage. Tamwakatekepo. The lord is watching you

  4. ERB is not even ashamed of itself, why talking about this, this is pathetic I have never seen this before in our country.ERB is a bunch of people who have totally failed to manage this institution hence the entire management must be fired with immediate effect .Enough is enough. Surely no wonder some are saying this is a failed state can the authority please can on this one.

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