Once Again, Long Lines at Gas Stations and Fuel Shortages in Cuba

14ymedio, Juan Diego Rodríguez, Havana, 27 May 2022 — A new fuel crisis looms over the country, judging by the long lines at numerous gas stations that Havana woke up to this Friday. In the Cupet station at San Rafael and Infanta, a line of vehicles that occupied a block and a half was waiting … Continue reading “Once Again, Long Lines at Gas Stations and Fuel Shortages in Cuba”

Twenty Liters of Gas per Vehicle and Long Lines at Gas Stations in Havana

14ymedio, Juan Diego Rodríguez, Havana, 22 March 2022 — The control of the sale of fuel in Havana began this Tuesday without prior notice. As this newspaper had anticipated, the authorities planned to extend the regulation established in Matanzas from Sunday to the entire Island, but it has been sooner than the employees themselves expected. A sign surprised customers … Continue reading “Twenty Liters of Gas per Vehicle and Long Lines at Gas Stations in Havana”

Cuban Police Dismantle an Illegal Sale of Fuel a Few Steps From a Gas Station

14ymedio, Havana, January 28, 2024 — The sale of fuel has become a picturesque business in the Havana municipality of Guanabacoa but, above all, an illegal trade that, in plain view, has grown. This Saturday, a “Cupet house” was dismantled by State Security and the police. An individual, identified as Ángel, was engaged in the … Continue reading “Cuban Police Dismantle an Illegal Sale of Fuel a Few Steps From a Gas Station”

Hanging Out With Esther, the Boss of the Guanabacoa Gas Stations in Havana

14ymedio, Havana, 20 January 2024 — “They are observing,” was the suspicious comment of Esther, who uses Telegram to take charge of organizing the line to buy fuel in the Havana municipality of Guanabacoa, after this newspaper denounced the multiple irregularities of the process. Since then, the “boss” of the gas stations has launched a … Continue reading “Hanging Out With Esther, the Boss of the Guanabacoa Gas Stations in Havana”

At the Gas Stations in Guanabacoa, Cuba, Women Rule, and Not Always by Good Means

14ymedio, Havana, 11 January 2024 — While a group of Havana residents observe him, a senior officer of the Armed Forces parks his motorcycle next to a pump at the Los Paraguas Service Center in Guanabacoa. He doesn’t waste time on questions and goes directly to the gas station attendant. After a very brief conversation, and before the … Continue reading “At the Gas Stations in Guanabacoa, Cuba, Women Rule, and Not Always by Good Means”

Cuban Gasoline Set to Rise to 200 Pesos a Liter, 250 for Diesel, while Service Stations Await the Go-Ahead

14ymedio, Pedro Espinosa and Juan Matos, Camajuaní/Manzanillo | 2 January 2024 — The impacts of the new macro-economic readjustment measures that the government announced at the end of the year have yet to be felt at Cuban filling stations. During visits to several of the island’s gas stations, reporters from 14ymedio found that employees of … Continue reading “Cuban Gasoline Set to Rise to 200 Pesos a Liter, 250 for Diesel, while Service Stations Await the Go-Ahead”

Eight Blocks in Line, the Price To Get End-of-Year Gasoline in Cuba

14ymedio, Havana, 21 December 2023 — The faces of the drivers who were waiting this Thursday morning in the line in front of the San Rafael and Infanta gas station left no room for doubt: the feeling of helplessness was widespread. “Eight blocks long!” complained the drivers who were waiting in the hope of buying … Continue reading “Eight Blocks in Line, the Price To Get End-of-Year Gasoline in Cuba”

Cubans Increasingly Anxious to Buy Gas before the Supply Runs Out

14ymedio, Juan Diego Rodriguez, Havana, September 29, 2023  — “We are not out of gas,” said Vicente de la O Levy, the minister of Energy and Mining during Wednesday’s special broadcast of the television interview program Mesa Redonda (Roundtable). If his intention was to reassure the public, he failed. The drastic measures adopted by several … Continue reading “Cubans Increasingly Anxious to Buy Gas before the Supply Runs Out”

Cuba: If Gas Stations Eliminate Payment in Cash, What Will Happen Next?

14ymedio, Elías Amor Bravo, Economist, 3 September 2023 — With the Cuban economy suffering the acute effects of stagflation (economic stagnation and inflation), from which the authorities are unable to extract themselves, the demand to give continuity to the banking reform being referred to as bancarización* and the elimination of cash in payments for different … Continue reading “Cuba: If Gas Stations Eliminate Payment in Cash, What Will Happen Next?”

Aggravation Inflames Spirits in the Gas Lines in Havana

14ymedio, Juan Diego Rodríguez, Havana, 4 May 2023 — Hundreds of people milled around at dawn this Thursday on the corner of San Rafael and San Francisco, in Central Havana. They were part of the large line of people waiting to fill up at the nearby gas station on Infanta Street. They talked about many … Continue reading “Aggravation Inflames Spirits in the Gas Lines in Havana”

Cimex Proposes a Computer Application To Organize Gasoline Lines in Cuba

14ymedio, Havana, 26 April 26, 2023 — “If this is going on in Havana, what will happen in the countryside?” asks a man from Camagüey after Cimex announced the reorganization of gas stations in the capital on Tuesday. The fuel shortage, despite the arrival of oil tankers in the ports of the Island, is at … Continue reading “Cimex Proposes a Computer Application To Organize Gasoline Lines in Cuba”

Oil Tankers Arrive in Cuba but There Is No Fuel on the Island: Where Is the Gasoline?

14ymedio, Madrid, 24 April 2023 — Despite the incessant arrival of oil tankers with all kinds of hydrocarbons in the main ports of the country, the director of Cuba Petróleo (Cupet), Néstor Pérez Franco, insists that the Island has problems with fuel imports. And, by the way, he denies the rumors that attribute the shortage … Continue reading “Oil Tankers Arrive in Cuba but There Is No Fuel on the Island: Where Is the Gasoline?”

‘What Has Happened to Gasoline in Cuba?’ Asks President Diaz-Canel Without Offering a Solution

14ymedio, Havana, April 15, 2023 — Miguel Díaz-Canel found this Friday a new scapegoat this Friday to justify the fuel crisis in Cuba. “What happened to gasoline?” was the question that was asked in a confessional tone during a meeting with leaders of the Communist Party in Villa Clara. “The countries that have certain commitments … Continue reading “‘What Has Happened to Gasoline in Cuba?’ Asks President Diaz-Canel Without Offering a Solution”

Closed Gas Stations and Empty Streets in Cuba Due to the Delay in the Delivery of Venezuelan Oil

14ymedio, Juan Diego Rodríguez, Havana, 3 April 2023 — Havana faces restrictions due to fuel shortages for the umpteenth time. According to the website OnCuba from the State newspaper Granma — which this Monday again experienced “technical failures” and could only be partly accessed — the provincial government will establish new measures to face “a … Continue reading “Closed Gas Stations and Empty Streets in Cuba Due to the Delay in the Delivery of Venezuelan Oil”

Gas Rationed in Villa Clara to Deal with Cuba’s Fuel Crisis

14ymedio, Havana, 6 March 2023 — Sales of gasoline are being limited to thirty liters per automobile at service centers in Villa Clara according to Yudit Hernandez Carrazanathe, coordinator of Governmental Programs and Objectives, in an interview with local broadcaster CMHW. The measure takes effect immediately and applies to all gas stations in the province. … Continue reading “Gas Rationed in Villa Clara to Deal with Cuba’s Fuel Crisis”