Long queues have formed in front of fuel stations in Khartoum as well as other large Sudanese cities, for the fourth consecutive day. Some stations have stopped working completely due to lack of fuel.

Many vehicle owners have stressed that petrol has been scarce in most pumps in the capital except for government pumps for three days. They pointed that petrol is selling for inflated prices on the black market.

Oil Minister Azhari Abdelgader has attributed the crisis to the tariff of transport from Jaili refinery to petrol stations in Khartoum, as the transport companies are demanding an increase of transportation fees. He stressed that the problem will be resolved without increasing the price of gallon in Khartoum.

Source: Dabanga Sudan