Endless tragedy | Fuel crisis worsens already-dire living conditions in Homs • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Endless tragedy | Fuel crisis worsens already-dire living conditions in Homs

Homs province: The price of petrol beats a record high of nearly 13,000 SYP per litre, in Homs city and countryside, hitting the highest level on record since the outbreak of the Syrian revolution.

The high price of petrol lead to the suspension of a number of petrol stations as petrol run out of these stations and petrol is scheduled to come from Homs city and caused the suspension of the work of owners of vehicles and cars.

The owners of a number of cars have been forced to go to the stalls owned by people close to Lebanese Hezbollah-backed militia on Homs-Hama highway and Homs-Tartous shunt to buy fuel at ten times the price set by the regime.

The high price of petrol and diesel has almost completely paralysed traffic in the streets and sub-neighbourhoods of Homs, coinciding with the unprecedented spread of bicycles and electric bicycles by civilians.

It is worth noting that most Syrian provinces are experiencing stifling crises as the fuel crisis continues amid the shortage of fuel and soaring prices. The price of a litre of petrol has risen to hit a record high above 15,000 SYP in Homs. This is the first incident of its kind amid the failure of the regime to find a solution and mitigate the burdens of civilians.