Skip to main content

Fuel shortage, long queues anger Tunisians

Tunisians are growing angry amid successive crises, most recently a fuel shortage, while the government sits idle.
Tunisians line up with their vehicles outside a gas station, Tunis, Tunisia, Oct. 13, 2022.

TUNIS, Tunisia — A fuel shortage in Tunisia has sparked public outrage and anger, amid conflicting statements by officials regarding the reasons behind the crisis, which stirred fears about the government’s inability to import energy supplies.

At one of the gas stations at the entrance to the capital, Tunis, Tawfiq al-Hamdi is standing in a long queue of vehicles, waiting for his turn to fill up his car.

Access the Middle East news and analysis you can trust

Join our community of Middle East readers to experience all of Al-Monitor, including 24/7 news, analyses, memos, reports and newsletters.


Only $100 per year.