72 hours after the start of the fuel crisis, the Government announced the creation of a national network of 310 fuel stations for security forces or emergency services.
These fuel stations are already in place, but will be used during the energy crisis to mitigate the effects of fuel shortages and pump runs.
The Strategic Supply Line Network (REPA) integrates 310 stations that cover the entire national territory, and will have priority of supply through tankers, compared to the other 2,700 stations of the entire network that exists in Portugal.
REPA stations can supply the general public, but only a maximum volume of 15 liters of gasoline or diesel per vehicle.
In addition to the general public, these filling stations are "obliged to reserve, for the exclusive use of priority entities, at least one supply unit". These stations are also obliged to reserve for the exclusive use of these entities "a quantity of 10 thousand of diesel, or 20% of their capacity, 4 thousand of gasoline and 2 thousand of LPG-auto (liquefied petroleum gas).
The priority entities that can benefit from this network are: first, the Armed Forces, the security forces and civil protection agents. Then emergency medical services and transportation of medications.
They can then benefit from public or private entities providing public services, such as public passenger transport, urban waste collection and urban cleaning, water, energy and telecommunications services.
REPA stations benefit from "priority of supply in relation to other posts, and to that end, the deployment of the security forces necessary to ensure their supply should be promoted," according to a statement released by the Government on Wednesday, April.
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Government creates national network of 310 fuel stations for police, firefighters and passenger transport