Fuel shortage threatens 50 Honduras gas stations

Some 50 gasoline stations might have to close over the next few days because of a lack of fuel.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

The manager of the Honduras Association of Distributors of Petroleum Products, Sarahí Silva says that four years ago sales margins were frozen. The lack of supplies of fuel has caused severe losses and each day it is more difficult to enter the market.

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