Brazzaville, Congo - Brazzaville, the Congolese capital, has been hit by fuel shortage, which has affected urban transportation, PANA reported from here. 'Many fuel stations in the city ran out of stock since last week when the shortage began,' said taxi driver Alphonse Malonga, who explained that it has become very difficult to find the product.
'There are long queues of cars in the few stations that still have petrol,' he said.
Taxi cabs which manage to get fuel have hiked their prices from 1,000 to 2,000 FCFA per drop.
Officials say that the shortage was caused by a dysfunction in the distribution chain, 'which should clear by Wednesday'.
Between 200,000 and 350,000 litres of petrol are needed daily to avoid a shortage in Brazzaville.