Diesel crisis threatens – China has introduced rationing

China has a shortage of diesel and has introduced rationing. This could exacerbate the global transport crisis and lead to non-delivery of cars and goods.

At many gas stations in China trucks can only refuel with 100 liters of diesel at a time, which is about a tenth of the tank’s capacity. At other stations you have to pay a hefty extra fee to refuel fully and in some places there is no diesel at all.

According to analysts with whom the British BBC has been in contact, China’s rationing of diesel is likely to exacerbate the global transport crisis.

“The current diesel shortage seems to be affecting long-distance transport companies transporting goods destined for markets outside China,” Mattie Bekink, China’s chief economist, told the BBC.

Today there are no containers so that it is sufficient for all transports across the seas. As a result, the price of sending goods by boat has risen. Now there are also starting to be problems with deliveries by truck to the ports due to the diesel crisis.

There is a shortage of coal and natural gas in China and therefore the combustion of oil has risen, which has driven up the prices of oil, diesel and petrol. In addition, there is an increasingly limited supply of fuel.

In addition, the country put city ​​planners today a ceiling on the price of coal to remedy the major energy crisis in the country, reports Reuters. Power outages and production outages in China are currently threatening the supply of magnesium in the world, a crucial substance that car manufacturers cannot do without.

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