Qamishlo: An almost complete interruption of diesel fuel at the stations, and drivers are upset

Qamishlo: An almost complete interruption of diesel fuel at the stations, and drivers are upset

Dec 05 2023

ARK News… The fuel crisis in Syrian Kurdistan is still one of the crises at the forefront, and citizens and car owners suffer from securing it, in addition to the high price and poor quality.

A private source confirmed to ARK News that, “Gas stations in the city of Qamishlo have witnessed an almost complete outage of diesel fuel for more than 10 days, under the pretext of distributing heating diesel to homes, which has created dissatisfaction among car owners and drivers.”

The source pointed out that the owners of electrical generators in the city also did not receive their monthly allocations.

A private source reported last Sunday that after severe crowding at gas stations distributing “super” gasoline in the city of Hasakah, the price of one liter was raised from 2,300 to 4,300 Syrian pounds.

The crisis in the city of Kobani led to the disruption of the agricultural season, and farmers suffer from securing diesel fuel and not granting it by the PYD administration, and they are forced to resort to the black market and buy it at high prices of up to 75 US dollars, or about (one million and 90 thousand Syrian pounds).

Recently, Ark News received dozens of video clips from the cities and towns of Syrian Kurdistan under the control of the PYD and SDF administration, showing hundreds of cars standing in lines waiting for long hours in front of gas stations.

Last September, 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.

The cities and towns of Syrian Kurdistan witnessed popular discontent, and people organized popular protests and closed shops and markets, demanding that the PYD administration reverse the decision to raise fuel prices, but to no avail.

The fuel crisis in the cities and towns of Syrian Kurdistan comes at a time when several sources confirm that the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has doubled the Syrian regime’s share of oil, and the departure of tanker convoys loaded with oil resources from the areas under the control of the SDF to the areas controlled by the factions and the regime.

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