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Venezuela’s Fuel Shortage Returns After Iranian Cargoes Dry Up

  • Fire on Monday halted gasoline output at key Cardon refinery
  • Iranian technicians depart Venezuela after aiding with repairs
Drowning in Oil, Yet Paying $10 A Gallon For Gas In Venezuela
Photographer: Carlos Becerra/Bloomberg
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Venezuela’s long gas station lines are coming back after a short reprieve from shipments of Iranian fuel in May as the country struggles to repair its ailing refineries.

Lines at the pump had disappeared following the arrival of five Iranian tankers in May, carrying a total of 1.5 million barrels of fuel. Relief is unlikely to return without more fuel imports from abroad.