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Venezuelans Face Gasoline Shortages


Cars, motorcycles and buses wrapped around Caracas’ gas stations earlier this week as oil production and refining becomes increasingly erratic in the former petro giant.

The fuel shortages have expanded across the country as Petroleos de Venezuela SA’s refineries run at the lowest rates seen this year amid a lack of crude oil and as Cardon, the country’s largest refinery, is still shut after an Oct. 15 blackout. In total, the state-run oil company’s five refineries are operating at less than a quarter of their capacity.

While the situation is nationwide, shortages tend to be less frequent in the capital, where the government is trying to prevent growing unrest. The gasoline lines are one more element adding to Venezuelans’ daily plight, which includes scarce basic goods amid hyperinflation, regular power outages and lack of public transport.

Despite the government’s efforts, a number of gas stations have closed in Caracas this week, forcing drivers to bounce between stations before forming in line at those still open for service.

Gas prices are still the among the cheapest in the world in Venezuela. The black market rate earlier this month was less than one cent per gallon. If you’re low on cash, pump attendants often accept snacks as payment. President Nicolas Maduro has yet to increase prices after vowing to do so at the end of September.

Venezuela’s Oil Ministry and PDVSA officials declined to comment.


27 Comments on "Venezuelans Face Gasoline Shortages"

  1. makati1 on Thu, 1st Nov 2018 7:13 pm 

    RIGPORN! Meanwhile…”Measuring The Extent Of A Police State” How the US measures up:

    “…the issue of where America falls on the spectrum between “free” and “totalitarian” is important to air for at least two reasons. First, there is a key difference between America and most police states. In East Germany, the average person knew he lived under tyranny and he did not expect justice to result from petitioning the tyrant. In America, many if not most people still trust the government enough to believe in reform rather than in the quiet revolution of saying “no.” They still listen to the mainstream media, no matter how bitterly they complain about it. Nothing else can explain why people surrender their liberty and money in return for broken and retreaded promises.”

    “A police state is generally defined as one that exerts extreme social, political and economic control over peaceful citizens. The control is maintained by widespread surveillance, through campaigns of fear, via a vast array of laws and the draconian enforcement of them. There is a standing political police force, such as the Stasi or KGB, that operates with no transparency and few restraints. The sole purpose of the political police force is to exert social control and act as an enforcement arm of the state.”

    Questions to ask:

    1. How many peaceful activities would make you a criminal if you did them?
    2. How much of life do you spend working to pay taxes, fees and meeting other government requirements?
    3. How freely can you relocate your assets and person outside the state’s jurisdiction?
    4. How freely can you use your assets and person within the state’s jurisdiction?”

    This article was written about five years ago. The process is much farther along now. America is a police state, soon exceeding even Hitler, Mao, and Stalin’s. Get out, if you can. Slip slidin’…

  2. makati1 on Thu, 1st Nov 2018 7:41 pm 

    BTW: I will no longer rebut comments but I will continue posting articles. When the children are purged from the site, I may start to debate again.

    It is a sunny, warm, Friday morning here in the land of eternal summer. Going to 88F/31C today. Planting fruit trees. ^_^

  3. I AM THE MOB on Thu, 1st Nov 2018 7:48 pm 

    The United States is a failed state with nuclear weapons and the reserve currency of the world.

  4. Парни, пожалуйста, ударьте антиамериканскую собаку, которую я сделал из гранитного форума on Thu, 1st Nov 2018 8:23 pm 

    enjoy muzzies rioting pls

  5. deadly on Fri, 2nd Nov 2018 4:35 am 

    The gas is cheap because nobody can afford to pay more, Venezuelans have no real money. It is all fake money and there is nothing that can be done to change it to real money, the real money is gone, stolen long age.

    The gas attendants take snacks for payment because the money is worthless. It doesn’t buy squat.

    Wampum Venezuela style.

    Makati couldn’t form a rebuttal to an argument if he tried.

    Mindless drivel from the peanut gallery.

    “The Nova Scotia working fishing schooner Bluenose (the Bluenose worked as an actual fishing schooner between races) defeated the U.S. racing schooner Elsie to win the International Schooner Championship. The Bluenose (which is pictured on the Canadian dime coin) remained undefeated in every race, against all comers, that it ever entered, including every year’s International Schooner Championship, for its entire working life over the next 17 years.”

  6. Hello on Fri, 2nd Nov 2018 5:54 am 

    >>> I may start to debate again.

    Good one mak, every once in a while you produce a real gem. But when did you ever debate, I wonder? I only remember you blabbering nonsense.

    BTW: I picked up a Casio calculator today, made in the Philippines. I wonder why Casio makes their calculators in the Philippines? Is it because of their high-tech efficiency? Or more because of the rock-bottom labor cost the average Philippino without an american pension check has to work for? I wonder.

  7. Cloggie on Fri, 2nd Nov 2018 8:19 am 

    German renewable electricity increases from 36 to 38%, year-to-year:

    Should be 65% by 2030

  8. Davy on Fri, 2nd Nov 2018 8:24 am 

    Do I have to get down on my hands and knees and beg for a reply or what…….

    I wanna get pumped….I wanna have ur baby, daddy……..u saw my selfie yesterday.

    Any interest out there????????

  9. GregT on Fri, 2nd Nov 2018 8:29 am 

    Do I have to get down on my hands and knees and beg for a reply or what…….

    I wanna get pumped….I wanna have ur baby, daddy……..u saw my selfie yesterday.

    Any interest out there????????

  10. GregT on Fri, 2nd Nov 2018 8:38 am 

    JuanP, The comment above posted at 8:29 pm was not written by me. I think the multiple personality retard (Anonymouse1) is now resorting to posting comments using my name. Do I need any further proof that he can’t win a discussion by posting logical arguments?

  11. Davy on Fri, 2nd Nov 2018 8:39 am 

    “German renewable electricity increases from 36 to 38%, year-to-year:”

    That was total primary what was wind and solar portion of primary?

  12. Anonymouse1 on Fri, 2nd Nov 2018 8:44 am 

    You’re projecting again GregT.

  13. I AM THE MOB on Fri, 2nd Nov 2018 8:49 am 


    What about the “Dutch Hungar Event” of 1944..Where the Nazi’s took all of the food from Holland and millions of your people starved to death?

  14. GregT on Fri, 2nd Nov 2018 8:53 am 

    You are in dire need of psychological intervention Anonymouse1.

    You are one severely fucked up individual.

  15. I AM THE MOB on Fri, 2nd Nov 2018 9:08 am 

    Greg, an Antifa buck broke me last night. They might let me join if I keep them fluffed.

  16. I AM THE MOB on Fri, 2nd Nov 2018 9:37 am 

    Woman runs topless through Bernie Sanders rally at USF

  17. GregT on Fri, 2nd Nov 2018 10:07 am 

    That sounds like fun MOB. Next time give me a call. I’d like to join too!

  18. Davy on Fri, 2nd Nov 2018 10:11 am 

    Me too! I can bring some goats.

  19. JuanP on Fri, 2nd Nov 2018 10:17 am 

    Count me in! I’ve never had goat sex before. What’s it like Davy?

  20. Davy on Fri, 2nd Nov 2018 10:19 am 

    Let me tell you Juan, once you’ve had goat, you’ll never look at pussy the same way again.

  21. Anonymouse1 on Fri, 2nd Nov 2018 10:24 am 

    Guys, what about me?

  22. GregT on Fri, 2nd Nov 2018 10:27 am 

    You better ask Davy, Anonymouse1. They’re his goats.

  23. Anonymouse1 on Fri, 2nd Nov 2018 10:28 am 


  24. deadly on Fri, 2nd Nov 2018 1:38 pm 

    Women are being photoed naked to get you to vote, they’re Democrats of course.

    There’s a post at

  25. deadly on Fri, 2nd Nov 2018 1:40 pm 

    Or it is.

  26. deadly on Fri, 2nd Nov 2018 1:42 pm


  27. Free Speech Message Board on Sun, 4th Nov 2018 8:34 pm 

    Would car prices fall if Chinese cars were allowed to be imported into the US?

    Would airline ticket prices fall if foreign airlines could fly domestic routes?

    Would shipping costs fall if foreign cargo ships could ship freight between domestic ports?

    Would prices fall if foreigners were allowed to work in the USA?

    Would medical costs fall if foreign doctors could work in the US?

    Would prices fall if there were fewer regulations and the free market was allowed to decide which companies were good or bad?

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