Inhabitants of the north of Anzoátegui denounced that they must wait 90 to 120 minutes to stock up on domestic (cooking) gas in the filling stations of this service. They assured that previously they could load in less than half an hour but, currently, the service presents delays.
Despite the long wait, they prefer to attend these suppliers because, on the street, the smallest bottle has a value of up to (US) $15. They also said that dispatchers who stocked communities no longer do so and some individuals charge prices that could reach up to a fortnight salary of the new national minimum wage per cylinder.
The governor of Anzoátegui, Antonio Barreto Sira, indicated that the problem of gas in the entity lies in the distribution.
“Our citizens, inhabitants of Anzoátegui, have no gas. What is really happening? What is the problem of distribution? The trucks that distribute to the country come and load in Anzoátegui to solve the problem they have in the capital, the problems they have in La Guaira, and in the central area of the country”, said Barreto.
The governor attributed the gas crisis in the entity to the mismanagement of Nicolás Maduro’s regime of Petróleos de Venezuela. “They finished up PDVSA, the main structure to maintain the economy of this country”, he concluded.