' Station sans carburant

Burundi government raises fuel price

01-20-2018 “The price of fuel has gone up, the price of 1 liter of gasoline and diesel at gas station will cost BIF 2250, has declared this Friday 19 January, Léonidas Sindayigaya, Spokesman for the Ministry of the Energy and Mines. Before this decision was taken to increase the fuel (...)
' Léonidas Sindayigaya: “Fuel will be available within three days”

“Fuel will be available within three days”, says Ministry of Energy

01-18-2018 Since last Thursday 11January, many of the gas stations in Bujumbura town are not providing fuel. Long queues of vehicles are seen at the few gas stations that have fuel. Léonidas Sindayigaya, Spokesperson for the Ministry of Energy and Mines reassures: “Fuel will be available within three days.” Sindayigaya (...)
' Fuel shortage makes waiting for a bus look like “waiting for Godot”.

Fuel shortage: Is temporary relief over?

05-30-2017 From last week, the public sighed with relief that there were signs the fuel shortage that had rocked the nation over several weeks was to end soon. But the problem reoccurs bringing with it its nightmarish events. On Tuesday morning, many of service stations were dry, and vehicles built (...)
' Fuel shortage makes waiting for a bus look like “waiting for Godot”.

Passengers go through terrible ordeal at bus stations following fuel shortage

05-09-2017 Scuffles, frustrations, quarrels…. are noticed at the north bus stop in Bujumbura city center. Long queues of passengers are built up at different bus stops. Pupils, civil servants, everyone rushes to go back home. But a shortage of buses is observed; they come in small numbers due to the (...)
' Many cars queuing up for fuel on one gas station in the south of the Burundian capital

Fuel shortage still unsolved, say Bujumbura residents

05-04-2017 The Minister of Energy and Mining announced yesterday that petroleum products will now be distributed only at fuel stations and in daytime from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The decision is taken after a serious lack of fuel that has been observed in the country since the last few (...)
' Bicycle taxis ready to take over cars queuing at a dry fuel station

Bicycle-taxi drivers in Bujumbura city profit from fuel shortage

05-03-2017 Testimonies suggest bicycle-taxi drivers in Bujumbura city profit from the current fuel shortage that has rocked public transport services over the last two weeks. Drivers who are strong and willing to work hard report getting a daily income that relatively surpasses their earnings in normal times. “When public transport (...)
' Lavie Mwagalwa (in his cybercafé): “I had opted for a generator because there was no electricity. Now there is no fuel!”

Cause of fuel shortage: “No one will tell you the truth”

05-02-2017 It’s hard to know the real cause of the lack of fuel that has been paralysing daily activities of many Burundians over the last days. The cause of fuel shortage has become a mystery. Over the last week, Burundi government authorities were contradictory in their explanation for the cause. (...)
' Long queues at Kinindo City Oil station

Fuel shortage far from being worked out in Burundi

04-27-2017 Long queues of cars, motorcycles and people who have cans, wait for hours at the few stations that are open. City oil and Kingstar stations from the southern to northern neighborhoods in the capital Bujumbura are providing fuel. “I have spent four days looking for fuel but in vain”, (...)
' Vehicles queuing up at Kinindo City Oil gas station

Bujumbura residents complain about fuel shortage

03-29-2017 Since 28 March, there are long queues of vehicles waiting for fuel at different gas stations in the capital Bujumbura. The residents fear that the situation may get worse. The Ministry of Energy and Mines reassures them, however. “I have been looking for fuel since 5a.m. but in vain. (...)
' KOBIL station of Kamenge was not providing fuel

Fuel shortage in Bujumbura city

03-07-2017 Bujumbura residents say fuel is increasingly becoming scarce in the capital city. They fear that the situation may get worse. Some service stations were not distributing fuel yesterday. “For over two weeks, we have no fuel. I do not know what has happened, “said one“KOBIL” gas station attendant” at (...)
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