Fuel Shortages Threatens Rural Crisis in Laos

For the past few months, the nation has been hit by rising global oil prices and a weakening local currency, which have led to a steep rise in the price of fuel and widespread shortages. In April, petrol and diesel prices rose 72 percent and 96.6 percent year on year respectively, according to statistics cited by Asia Times, while motorists in the capital Vientiane were forced to line up for hours at petrol stations.

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