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Lebanon’s fuel shortage worsens economic crisis

As smuggling to Syria continues and amid the collapse of the local currency, the Lebanese people are paying the price amid fuel shortages.
long lines at Beirut gasoline station

BEIRUT — It has been over a month since Lebanese drivers began lining up in their cars for hours to get gasoline amid fuel shortages. This has added to the many crises the Lebanese are already undergoing, leaving them even more wary about their future.

It has become commonplace to see long lines on streets near gas stations and cars stopped along the road because they had run out of fuel. Meanwhile, plastic tanks that had been filled with gasoline and stored in homes have caused fires in residential areas, and there has been at least one incident where a car caught fire, at airport parking June 17.

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