The Ministry of Investment, Trade and Commerce, through the Supplies Control Unit (SCU) of the Belize Bureau of Standards, has received reports of shortages of regular fuel at several gas stations countrywide.

The SCU advises the public that it has confirmed that there is adequate supply of this commodity in country based on existing inventory. The reports of regular fuel shortages are, therefore, not substantiated by the fuel supply information.

The Unit takes this opportunity to remind fuel station dealers of their obligation to supply inventoried price controlled commodities to consumers. Any retailer declining to sell regular fuel in stock must immediately desist from this practice as this is in contravention to the Supplies Control Regulations.

Consumers are advised to be vigilant during this time and report any issues that may be encountered in the market place by calling our Consumer Protection Toll free line at (0-800-283-5587).