Venezuela crisis brings dirt-cheap fuel – but driving is nearly impossible

Plans for fuel census spark fears of rationing or further government crackdown: ‘They want to have more control over citizens’

In crisis-hit Venezuela, one dollar can buy two Polar beers, a dozen eggs, or a bar of chocolate. Or, taking advantage of the black market exchange rate, it’s enough for 3.5m litres of petrol.

But the 92 tankers needed to carry the fuel would probably be stuck at the pump, broken down and without replacement parts.

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