Shell Guarantees Fuel in Honduras

The President of Shell Central America guaranteed fuel supply in their facilities in the country.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

An article in reproduces comments by Shell Central America president Mauricio Sierra: "We guarantee the population that fuel supply is normal. People can feel safe about this".

Shell gas stations are stocked once a month, and "this will continue, as there are no problems".

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