Syria rations fuel as Suez Canal blockage pressures supply

Associated Press
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Sun, 2021-03-28 05:05

BEIRUT: Syria has begun rationing the distribution of fuel in the war-torn country amid concerns that shipments could be delayed because Egypt’s Suez Canal is being blocked by a giant cargo ship that has run aground, the Oil Ministry said Saturday.
The container ship remained stuck sideways in the Suez Canal over the weekend, as authorities prepared to make new attempts to free the vessel and reopen a crucial east-west waterway for global shipping.
Even before the Ever Given ran aground, Syria had been suffering from fuel shortages mostly caused by Western sanctions.

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