The fuel shortage in Venezuela continues to affect Venezuelan society from every front, but mainly transportation, even though displacement has declined considerably.
Carriers in eastern Venezuela have denounced that the lack of diesel fuel has decreased the frequency with which the services operate. The stated they lose anything from five hours to three full days to be able to refuel.
David Hernández, an intraurban transport operator, reported that buses from his cooperative can only work in the morning, since what they manage to stock up is not enough to work during the whole week otherwise.
“We work what we would call a lap or two. Gasoline consumption is much higher and with diesel, we can only load fifty liters, which is not enough for us. We use 80 liters a day,” he said.
On the other hand, the impossibility of maintaining buses has also increased the transportation crisis in the eastern part of the country.
Hyperinflation has increased the cost of spare parts, which has made them inaccessible for drivers to acquire. A single battery is around eighty dollars and the costs of the passage in many cases forces them to decide between feeding themselves or keeping their units operational.
Nicolás Maduro’s regime keeps Venezuelans in misery.