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DOE says fuel overpricing complaints in Odette-hit areas lessening as supply increases

Complaints about fuel overpricing in areas affected by Typhoon Odette are lessening due to the increased fuel supply, the Department of Energy (DOE) said.

According to a News Live report on Saturday, the DOE said they have now supplied fuel to critical areas after the onslaught of the typhoon.

They noted that about 2,000 liters of diesel were delivered to Dinagat Islands, while 20,000 liters of fuel were supplied to each of the two gasoline stations in Siargao. The said supply could last for two weeks.

An oil company earlier said that they have stable supply in Visayas and Mindanao, as they seek to reopen service stations damaged by Typhoon Odette.

The DOE added that they are still trying to supply all other affected areas with enough fuel.

Several provinces still have no power supply due to Typhoon Odette which caused widespread devastation in Visayas, Mindanao, and Palawan on December 16 and 17.

Authorities said they are aiming to fully restore by February 2022 the electricity in these areas. —Giselle Ombay/KG, GMA News