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Shortage of petrol in Khartoum and other Sudanese towns

February 14 - 2017 KHARTOUM / EN NAHUD
Vehicles queueing for petrol in Nyala, capital of South Darfur (file photo)
Vehicles queueing for petrol in Nyala, capital of South Darfur (file photo)

A number of Sudanese cities are witnessing an acute shortage of petrol and diesel.

A listener who arrived to Khartoum from Atbara in Sudan’s Northern State told Radio Dabanga that he did not expect the capital to be short of fuel.

“We were surprised to see the same lines in front of the petrol stations as during the last two days in Atbara,” he said.

A private car owner and a taxi driver complained to this station about the soaring fuel prices at the black market.

In El Nahud in West Kordofan people reported a fuel crisis as well. “The authorities allocated two gallons a day only to owners of private vehicles,” one of them said. “If we need more, we have to submit a request to the security apparatus in the town.”


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