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There is a fuel crisis in Abkhazia. Gas prices have gone up, long queues line up at gas stations. The government explains the situation by delivery disruptions caused by the excessive congestion of the Russian railway, a large number of tourists, and an exhausted quota for duty-free import of Russian fuel into the republic. But many do not believe the authorities’ explanations.
The deficit became apparent in August and the government increased fuel prices by about 15%. However, this measure failed to stabilize the situation.
In early September, due to the lack of gasoline, some gas stations were closed while others got too crowded. Sometimes, drivers had to wait in line for hours to refuel.
According to the Minister of Economy Christina Ozgan, during the holiday season that lasted from May to September, the number of trains in the southern direction on the Russian North Caucasian Railway usually increases.