According to the organisation's decision, traders will cease purchasing from the depot beginning next Wednesday (18 January) and cease selling to consumers the following Sunday (22 January) for an indefinite period.

"The supply of fuel has long since fallen short of the demand. The Sylhet oil traders have no choice but to protest," said the speakers in the meeting.

Jubaer Ahmed Chowdhury, central secretary general and president of Sylhet divisional committee, and Humayun Ahmed, general secretary of Sylhet divisional committee, made the announcement.