MBT’s model enables private ownership of fuel stations by third parties. With ‘oil majors’ moving out of rural areas to cut costs, smaller fuel retailers are filling the gap.
DURBAN - THE FUEL Retailers Association of Southern Africa (FRA) has called on the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) to intervene and alleviate the plight of struggling black fuel retailers, warning that if the government failed to act, there would be no fuel retail sector left to transform.
The future of fuel retailing is bleak if the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy does not take drastic and immediate action to curb illegal fuel trading from wholesalers, the Fuel Retailers Association of Southern Africa said. Picture: Jacques Naude/African News Agency (ANA)