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China Reporting Diesel Shortages: Securities Times

Wholesale price of the fuel has risen higher than the retail price, prompting drivers to shun long-distance routes

An attendant puts fuel in the tank of car at a petrol station in Nanjing. Photo: Reuters

Drivers are queuing for petrol in various areas of China, as shortages of diesel worsen in China’s continuing energy crisis, the Beijing-based Securities Times reported on Thursday.

The wholesale price of diesel has risen higher than the retail price, the publication said. “There are long queues of trucks and trucks at gas stations, and some drivers even said that they could not fill up after a day of waiting.”

Securities Times reporters who visited petrol stations said some drivers were afraid to take on long-distance deliveries.

Read the full report: Securities Times


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