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Minibus drivers block road in Chtaura to protest fuel price increases


Minibus drivers block road in Chtaura to protest fuel price increases

Soldiers deployed on the Palma highway, in northern Lebanon, on December 9, 2021 on the sidelines of a strike by truck drivers. (Credit: Michel Hallak/L'Orient Today)

BEIRUT — Minibus drivers in the Bekaa held a sit-in on Thursday at the Chtaura square and blocked the road to protest the increase of fuel prices, the state-run National News Agency reported.

Here’s what we know:

    • The drivers denounced their deteriorating living conditions amid cost increases, saying that 20 liters of diesel were being sold in gas stations at LL600,000 whereas the Energy Ministry’’s price list issued on Thursday listed 20 liters at LL460,000.

    • Fuel prices in Lebanon this week increased noticeably twice in 48 hours in the wake of a global energy crisis following the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

    • Recently, queues of motorists fearing a new gasoline crisis had begun to form at gas stations across Lebanon with some stations refusing to sell fuel. 


BEIRUT — Minibus drivers in the Bekaa held a sit-in on Thursday at the Chtaura square and blocked the road to protest the increase of fuel prices, the state-run National News Agency reported.Here’s what we know:    • The drivers denounced their deteriorating living conditions amid cost increases, saying that 20 liters of diesel were being sold in gas stations at LL600,000 whereas...