Middle East

Aqaba truckers strike risks energy shortages in Jordan

Dubai: Truck owners working in transferring imported crude oil from Aqaba to the Jordanian Petroleum Refinery in Zarqa continued their strike for a seventh day today, demanding a more equal distribution of loads and higher fees.

The oil refinery is now using up its strategic stockpile as no supplies have been able to get there for a week.

Observers warn there is a risk of power outages in the kingdom and petrol stations might run short of fuel if the strike continues much longer.  [27/03/13]

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