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Enough oil stocks to meet demand in Mumbai: Deora

Petroleum Minister Murli Deora today dismissed reports of diminishing oil stocks in Mumbai due to non-operation of ports after the oil spill off the coast of the metropolis.

business Updated: Aug 11, 2010 17:33 IST

Petroleum Minister Murli Deora today dismissed reports of diminishing oil stocks in Mumbai due to non-operation of ports after the oil spill off the coast of the metropolis.

"There is no problem at all anywhere. There is enough (oil stock) to last till this oil spill is cleared," Deora told reporters outside Parliament reacting to reports of probelms in oil supplies.

Deora said his ministry officials told him today that there were "no fears" of disruption in oil supplies.

"There is enough stock and all refineries are fully prepared to meet the situation," he added.

The Mumbai port and the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust are closed to cargo traffic after the oil spill off the coast due the sinking of MSV Chitra.