Chronic crises | Prices of fuel and household gas rise again in regime-controlled areas
Areas under the control of the Syrian regime has experienced a new increase in prices of fuel, including diesel and petrol, as well as the acute shortage of household gas in the past few days.
According to SOHR sources, the price of duty-free petrol has increased by 25 percent, from 3,200 SYL to 4,000 SYL per litre, while the price of diesel has increased by 45 percent, from 1,700 SYL to 3,000 SYL per litre.
According to SOHR activists, the owners of petrol stations in regime-controlled areas have stockpiled large amounts of petrol and sell them on black markets for over 5,000 SYL per litre. Meanwhile, the distribution of state-subsidised gas cylinder has been suspended.
According to residents in Aleppo province, the distribution of state-subsidised gas cylinder has been suspended for 20 days.
In the past few months, the distribution of state-subsidised gas cylinder has been suspended for 70 to 75 consecutive days, which forced the residents to by duty-free gas cylinder for nearly 80,000 to 90,000 SYL. A large number of duty-free cylinders are available in markets. However, the residents are unable to by them due to their poor incomes.
Moreover, the regime institutions have deliberately delay sending messages of the “smart ration cards” for three months, which burdens residents further, especially with the current dire living conditions of most of families in regime-held areas.
It is worth noting that all areas controlled by the Syrian regime have experienced noticeable increase in all foodstuffs, medicines and fuel, along with the lack of basic essentials.