Venezuelans continue to suffer from the crises produced by the regime of Hugo Chávez and Nicolás Maduro. The collapse of the Venezuelan oil industry keeps the country in in a queue for gasoline.
In southern Anzoátegui, about 200 drivers blocked the streets protesting the shortage of gasoline. Citizens indicated that they have been queuing at gas stations for 10 days waiting to be refueled.
“I turned 10 days in line today. We are suffering, we have no gas to go home with,” said Carlos Molina, a driver who was at the protest.
According to Molina, the owner of the gas station says that she has not received enough gas and that those who administer the fuel do not give her a reason for the lack of service.
Leonardo Páez, another affected person, asked the authorities to address the problem because without gasoline, they cannot move.
In several municipalities in Anzoátegui State, only one or two service stations are open daily. Sometimes, the shortage is so serious that none of them receive any deliveries.
The gasoline crisis in the region does not only affect private drivers. The public transportation system was reduced by 50% due to the shortage and high prices of gasoline available in the state.