As Lebanon witnesses new hike in fuel prices, official promises relief

MENA

Published: 2021-07-01 17:15

Last Updated: 2022-07-04 03:41


As Lebanon witnesses new hike in fuel prices, official promises relief
As Lebanon witnesses new hike in fuel prices, official promises relief

Lebanon witnessed a new rise in fuel prices Thursday, less than 48 hours after the increase announced by the government.

The Ministry of Energy and Oil issued a new price table, in which canisters of 95-octane gasoline were priced at 70,100 Lebanese pounds, an increase of 9,000 pounds from the table issued two days ago, and 98-octane gasoline was priced at 72,200 Lebanese pounds, an increase of 9,300 pounds.

Head of fuel distribution in Lebanon, Fadi Abu Chakra reassured the Lebanese that "the crisis is heading to a solution soon within 48 hours," noting that distribution companies will start distributing gasoline from Thursday night to Friday.

He noted that this matter "requires time," noting that "within two days, things will return to normal, and the citizen will feel some relief."

The official expressed his hope that "the roads in Lebanon will be blessed with reaching the end of the scene of queues, which are teeming with the country from the far north to the far south."