20 Mar 2008

French Polynesia hit by fuel shortages

2:37 pm on 20 March 2008

French Polynesia is being hit by fuel shortages as a strike at some supply companies is taking effect.

Some petrol stations have now run out of petrol while a fuel supply ship is off Tahiti awaiting an opportunity to offload its cargo.

It is not clear how long the ship can wait as it has other ports to supply.

A statement by the union says the action has been taken because earlier undertakings have not been honoured.