The Minister of Environment and Energy Transition stressed today that the reserves in the Algarve posts of the Emergency Network of Gas Stations (REPA) rose significantly after the shift last night.
“The overnight operation involving ten Armed Forces teams to transport fuel from Sines to the Algarve has raised the reserves at REPA with some significance,” João Pedro Matos Fernandes told a news conference at the start of late to take stock of the effects of the third-day strike by hazardous material drivers.
Comparing the same time of morning (11:00 hours) compared to Tuesday, stressed the official, available capacity “rose by 13 percentage points, both in gasoline and diesel”, in REPA's 26 Algarve posts (22 for consumers). and four for priority entities).
According to the latest update released today by the National Energy Authority, available gasoline stock rose from 22.11% to 35.98% and diesel reserves from 24.26% to 37.47%.
On Tuesday, Matos Fernandes explained that this night shift aimed to strengthen the reserves of posts in the Algarve, since the improvement registered so far was not enough to guarantee the necessary minimums.
On the other hand, the Minister of Environment and Energy Transition stated that the six drivers scheduled to transport fuel from Loulé to Faro Airport did not fulfill the civil request, speaking of a "serious case".
"The six lorries and six drivers that were required to make this transport all missed work," João Pedro Matos Fernandes told a news conference.
The minister spoke of a “serious case of non-compliance with the civil requisition”, which forced the GNR military to make, in several trucks, the journey between the Loulé railway station and the airport.
The energy crisis situation in the country has been active since Monday, the day the dangerous drivers' strike began, whose non-compliance with minimum services has already led the government to decree its civil requisition.