Articles tagged 'diesel'

Fuel queues ease after prices rise 28 January 2019 HARARE - Long fuel queues were once among the most common sights on Zimbabwe's busy streets, but the snaking lines of cars waiting to refuel have disappeared in the past week following a 150 percent price hike. Queues outside pump stations used to stretch for kilometres. But the situation is c...
Price hikes fail to end fuel crisis 20 January 2019 HARARE - There is no immediate relief for motorists and transport operators despite government’s shocking fuel hikes as long and winding queues continue to stalk several garages which are struggling to stock the much-sought products. This comes as government insists that the country has enough...
ED hikes fuel prices 13 January 2019 HARARE - In a panicky move which analysts described as an act of desperation — and which economic experts said would not resolve the country's debilitating fuel shortages — President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government sharply and immediately increased the prices of fuel last night. As a result, a...
Govt hikes fuel prices 13 January 2019 HARARE - In a panicky move which analysts described as an act of desperation - and which economic experts said would not resolve the country's debilitating fuel shortages - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government sharply and immediately increased the prices of fuel last night.   [Adz] [G...
Commuters feel the pinch as fares shoot up again 12 January 2019 HARARE - Zimbabweans are facing more travelling chaos and heartache after both commuter omnibus and bus operators once again hiked their fares sharply, due to the country's worsening fuel crisis. This comes as most filling stations are increasingly charging petrol and diesel in United States d...
Govt holds fuel crisis meeting 10 January 2019 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's under-fire government yesterday held an emergency meeting over the country's worsening fuel crisis. The debilitating fuel shortages have now resulted in desperate calls from stressed business leaders who want authorities to allocate them special supplies...
Travellers stranded as fuel crisis grows 9 January 2019 HARARE - The double whammy of biting fuel shortages and steep transport fares is leaving thousands of commuters stranded — forcing many of them to hitch precarious rides on lorries and pick-up trucks, in the latest desperate scenes to afflict long-suffering Zimbabweans. This comes as most comm...
MPs bemoan queuing for fuel coupons 28 December 2018 HARARE - Members of Parliament (MPs) have complained that they are going through demeaning conditions as they have to queue for fuel coupons. Zanu PF Chegutu West MP Dexter Nduna said Parliament should computerise their revenue generating and distributing mechanisms as getting coupons manually...
Illegal fuel dealers flood Zim 24 December 2018 HARARE - With two 20-litre jerry cans filled with petrol, Musa ducks traffic along Samora Machel Avenue, one of the biggest roads in Harare’s central business district. He gets into his battered truck and zig-zags his way to somewhere before he re-merges a few minutes later with nothing in his...
Fuel situation gets desperate 3 December 2018 HARARE - Suppliers are apparently refusing to release fuel to Zimbabwe until the government settles what it owes to them, the Daily News was told yesterday. This comes as the prices of fuel are going down elsewhere in the region, while Zimbabweans have to contend with more anxiety and snaking ...
Fuel shortages hit Zim again 22 November 2018 HARARE - Government assured motorists yesterday that there were no shortages of fuel and urged them not to engage in panic buying after long queues built up at filling stations. Lengthy fuel queues were reported by motorists across Zimbabwe, including in the second capital Bulawayo, the easter...
Fuel supplies back to normal 7 November 2018 HARARE - Petrol supplies have returned to normalcy at most service stations, while diesel is still in short supply. Zimbabwe was rocked by fuel shortages soon after Finance minister Mthuli Ncube announced a two percent tax on electronic transactions, which came on the backdrop of indications t...
'No oil, gas discoveries yet' 3 November 2018 HARARE – President Emmerson Mnangagwa was yesterday left with egg on the face after a company he claimed had discovered oil and gas deposits in Muzarabani dismissed the claims. An excited Mnangagwa told journalists on Thursday that oil and gas had been discovered in Muzarabani through explorat...
Motorists sleep in fuel queues 23 October 2018 HARARE - As the fuel crisis continues to worsen, many motorists are sleeping in fuel queues at various pump stations. In a survey, the Daily News observed that hundreds of people are queuing for fuel for the whole night, especially public transport operators. “I'm in transport business, the...
Cost of fuel goes up 23 October 2018 HARARE - Cost of fuel prices have gone up for the second time in two months, amid serious shortages of the commodity across the country. [Adz] [GoogleAd]
'Diesel demand strikingly increasing' 19 October 2018 HARARE - Diesel demand has been strikingly increasing over the last few months, a leading financial research firm has said. The government has said the gain is due to regional truckers taking advantage of the lower cost of fuel in Zimbabwe relative to the region when the RTGS to USD parallel e...
I won't resign — Gumbo 10 October 2018 HARARE – Energy and Power Development minister Joram Gumbo has stuck to his guns, declaring that he will not resign despite pressure from stakeholders peeved by the worsening fuel situation. This follows calls for his resignation for allegedly misleading the nation into believing that the coun...
RBZ disburses $40m to shore up fuel supplies 8 October 2018 HARARE – The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) says it has disbursed $40 million towards the purchase of fuel to stem long queues across the country. In a statement, RBZ governor John Mangudya urged motorists not to engage in panic-buying of the commodity, claiming there is sufficient fuel availa...
Fuel service stations run dry 23 September 2018 HARARE - Motorists in Zimbabwe queued for hours yesterday to try to buy petrol as filling stations ran dry due to a crisis that the government blamed on panic buying. Several petrol stations visited by the Daily News on Sunday teams around the country had run out of petrol while motorists wait...
Pressure on petrol prices 24 July 2018 HARARE - Petrol prices are marginally increasing at some pump stations after holding steady for the better part of the month. Observers fear the increases, blamed on bottlenecks in the supply chain, could have ripple effects on food prices. As of yesterday, some fuel stations were retailing...
Govt explains fuel shortages 17 May 2018 HARARE - The shortage of fuel in Harare and other parts of the country has been caused by high demand of the commodity, which is putting pressure on prices, the Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (Zera) has said. Zera chief executive officer (CEO), Gloria Magombo, told the Daily News yesterd...
Fuel crisis surfaces 16 May 2018 HARARE - Several service stations in the capital and elsewhere have run out of fuel, amid conflicting explanations from the authorities and industry players as to the source of the shortages. [Adz]
Resurfacing fuel queues a cause for concern 12 September 2017 EDITOR — It's sad that of late fuel queues have resurfaced in most parts of Harare and other urban areas. This is a serious cause for concern. It is unfortunate that when we start seeing long queues at service stations we are reminded of the shortage of basic commodities as was the case in ...
Zim cost of living unjustifiably high 11 July 2017 HARARE - Nearly a decade after ravaging hyperinflation — characterised by steep commodity prices rising by the day — it seems Zimbabwe remains a very expensive country to live in. Back then, around 2006-8, the country's cost of living was way too high compared to its regional peers like Botswa...
Zim has expensive fuel in the region 9 July 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe's fuel is the most expensive in southern Africa despite government introducing its controversial mandatory blending policy which forces fuel companies to mix unleaded petrol with ethanol as part of reducing the import bill. In a paper on the prices of fuel, the Zimbabwe Energ...