MOL restarts Dunai refinery, but supply catch-up to take weeks
MOL’s total capacity is not sufficient to satisfy Hungarian market demand, 30 percent of which must be imported, he said. If current logistical overload is to be successfully tackled, he added, MOL’s retail and wholesale partners must do more to help resolve current shortages.
Demand for petrol in the past week was double last year’s level, while for diesel it was 1.5 times as much, Bacsa said. Demand for delivery topped daily capacity to deliver by 30 percent, while at the same time imports have dropped heavily.
“We’re struggling to catch up,” the company’s managing director said. “About 70 of our stations — a quarter of the entire network — are totally dry,” he added.