Dry police cars to get gassed up

The fleet of the Greek Police remained without gas for 24 hours on Monday, according to reports, as Hellenic Petroleum refused to supply police depots pending the settlement of a 43-million-euro tab run up by the army, which is responsible for fuel deliveries.

On Tuesday, however, Hellenic Petroleum agreed to a temporary solution to the deadlock, saying that it would allow three police fuel tankers to fill up and resume supply to police depots, though it added that it would not lift its embargo of army supply trucks.

The Citizens’ Protection Ministry on Tuesday added that police depots would also be supplying the fire service and coast guard with fuel until a deal was reached between Hellenic Petroleum and the Defense Ministry.