Kobani... Gas stations close their doors and hundreds of cars stand in waiting lines

Kobani... Gas stations close their doors and hundreds of cars stand in waiting lines

Nov 26 2023

ARK News… Amid the people's dissatisfaction with the worsening conditions in various areas, the city of Kobani in Syrian Kurdistan is suffering from a worsening fuel crisis, and hundreds of cars are standing in waiting lines, but the gas stations are closing their doors in front of them.

A video obtained by ARK News showed dozens of cars standing in queues in front of gas stations in the city of Kobani in Syrian Kurdistan. Despite the cold weather and the worsening situation, the gas stations did not open their doors to citizens to obtain their share of the fuel allocated to them by the PYD administration.

A private source told ARK News: The gas stations in the city of Kobani are witnessing severe crowding. Residents are dissatisfied with the continuing crisis that has affected transportation and commercial and industrial activity in the city.

The private source confirmed that the continued fuel crisis in the city of Kobani led to the disruption and delay of the agricultural season, especially since the residents of the city and its villages depend on agriculture as a source of livelihood.

The fuel crisis in the cities and towns of Syrian Kurdistan comes at a time when the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights confirmed in its report, Sunday, November 5, 2023, that the Syrian Democratic Forces had doubled the Syrian regime’s share of oil.

On September 17, 2023, the PYD administration raised the price of a liter of transport and industrial diesel from 525 to 2,050 Syrian pounds, and the price of free diesel from 1,700 to 4,100, and it is sold on the black market for about 5,000 Syrian pounds.

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