Fuel crisis

UK inflation hits new 40-year high of 9.4%; rising food and fuel costs add to woes 

The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) jumped to 9.4 per cent last month from 9.1 per cent in May, the Office for National Statistics said in a statement.

published on : 20th July 2022

Cuban fuel crisis: Diesel lacking for drivers as fuel used for electricity

Drivers in the lines have tried to organise themselves by creating lists of those waiting and updating them daily as they wait for tanker trucks to arrive with fuel.

published on : 17th July 2022

Sri Lanka to introduce fuel passes to provide oil to guarantee weekly quota in orderly manner

The QR code obtained after registration must be presented to get fuel. The QR code can be saved as a screenshot on one's mobile phone. Those without a smartphone can keep a printout of the QR code.

published on : 17th July 2022

Sri Lanka economic crisis: Schools remain shut as fuel shortage worsens in island nation 

The available fuel stocks, sufficient for only several days, will be provided for essential services, including health and port workers, public transport, and food distribution, officials said.

published on : 4th July 2022

Sri Lanka to get two fuel consignments in July: Lanka IOC

Fuel shortages have led to serpentine queues at retailers and with the end of the credit line worth USD 700 million granted by India, the pumps have run dry.

published on : 2nd July 2022

Sri Lanka: Bunker licence holders to import and supply jet fuel on immediate basis

Despite the immediate approval to import and supply jet fuel, it's likely to take another 10-12 days for the bunker licence holders to bring in the first jet fuel shipment to the country.

published on : 30th June 2022

Sri Lankan President calls Putin; plans to visit UAE to explore fuel import options: Report

The Lankan government announced that only essential services will operate from midnight till July 10 and all other operations will be temporarily suspended as the fuel shortage crisis deepens.

published on : 29th June 2022

Sri Lankan economic crisis: Army open fire on rioters at fuel station  

As the pump ran out of petrol, motorists began to protest and the situation escalated into a clash with troops, police said

published on : 19th June 2022

No petrol, no cars: Cubans turn to electric transport

By far, the majority of cars in circulation in Cuba are American models from the 1950s -- before sanctions started -- and compact Ladas from the Soviet era.

published on : 18th June 2022

Fuel shortage crisis; Sri Lanka to receive last shipments from India in June

The economic crisis has prompted an acute shortage of essential items like food, medicine, cooking gas and other fuel, toilet paper and even matches.

published on : 11th June 2022

Sri Lanka arrests over 600 protestors violating curfew in Western Province

Sri Lanka is presently facing a foreign exchange shortage which has led to a food, fuel, power and gas shortage and has sought the assistance of friendly countries for economic assistance.

published on : 3rd April 2022

40,000 metric tonnes diesel from India reaches crisis-hit Lanka 

Power cuts lasting over 13 hours were imposed on Thursday, the longest cut since 1996 when a strike by the state power entity employees caused a 72-hour black out.

published on : 3rd April 2022

Sri Lanka imposes nationwide social media blackout

On Friday, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa issued the Extraordinary Gazette declaring a state of public emergency in Sri Lanka with immediate effect.

published on : 3rd April 2022

Crisis-hit Sri Lanka deploys troops to quell protests

Soldiers armed with automatic assault rifles were already deployed for crowd control at fuel stations and elsewhere when the emergency was invoked.

published on : 2nd April 2022

Sri Lanka plunges into 10-hour daily power cut as fuel crisis worsens 

A sudden rise in prices of key commodities and fuel shortage forced tens of thousands of people to queue for hours outside petrol filling stations.

published on : 30th March 2022