Saturday, 6 October 2012

Fuel Shortage

I noticed on FaceBook the other day on a post from a friend in Burundi that they had a fuel shortage. I knew it would only be a matter of a day or days before it would hit us.
Sure enough ...
Serge went to the pumps today and was told he could only have 20000 RWF of fuel - half of what he wanted. He begged and pleaded and the guy finally gave him the 40000 RWF. He then promptly drove on to a station further down the road and put more fuel in.
It's been some time since we have had a fuel shortage. It is usually not very fun. If it lasts for weeks upon weeks, the amounts one is allowed to buy gets less and one drives around looking for a station with cars as they actually still have fuel.
Who knows how long this one will last? What I know is that the price jumped today from 970 RWF to 1050 RWF. That's a 12.5 cent increase. Sigh...

1 comment:

Laura said...

Seems like the shortage here is mostly resolved, at least for now. Hopefully yours doesn't last too long! So annoying!!