Zimbabwe is seeing fuel shortages due to maintenance work under way in neighboring Mozambique, said Information Secretary Nick Mangwana.
“There has been a disruption in the fuel supply chain due to a scheduled maintenance program at Beira,” Mangwana said Saturday on Twitter. Normal supplies are expected to resume by Tuesday.
There has been a disruption in the fuel supply chain due to a scheduled maintenance program at Beira. This is now complete and we expect the petrol backlog to start clearing from the end of today into Monday and Tuesday. The inconvenience to the public is noted and regretted. pic.twitter.com/emeE05ABKA
— Nick Mangwana (@nickmangwana) December 11, 2021
Fuel queues, a common feature in Zimbabwe over the past few years, were apparent on Saturday at several filling stations in the capital, Harare.
The land-locked southern African nation relies on the pipeline from Beira for about 90% of its fuel supplies; the remainder is transported by road.
Zimbabwe’s gasoline prices were raised 11% on Dec. 8, by the energy regulator.