More than 140 gas stations have decided to close their pumps, to the point of refusing to be replenished with gasoline, we learned on Monday, while other sources indicate that the current stock would be only 60% of current demand. Worse still, they believe that fuels could run out on Monday.
In an interview with the National News Agency, the representative of the fuel distributors, Fadi Abu Shakra, indicated that the owners of these petrol stations wish to protest against the current circumstances, “including extortion and beatings”. , allusions to the incidents which are currently taking place in front of their establishments and whereas the Lebanese justice indicated wanting to open an investigation. It targets in particular various petrol stations accused of having stored fuel and refusing to sell it to motorists pending the end of the subsidy program.
In addition, Fadi Abu Shakra estimated that it should however continue up to a subsidy based on a parity rate equal to 3,900 LL / USD and no longer to 1,500 LL / USD.