Members of both these organizations purchase fuel oil (diesel, petrol, octane) from government agencies, transport it to various depots and petrol pumps and sell it to consumers.
Both the associations had set a deadline of August 31 to fulfill the three-point demand. One of these demands has been fulfilled. However, their main demand is to increase the commission on fuel oil. They have been making this demand since 2016.
They went on strike in the release, transportation and sale of fuel oil across the country from Sunday morning to press for their demands. Due to this, oil supply from various depots of the country remained stopped throughout the day. Despite being sold at petrol pumps, there was a shortage of oil in many areas.