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The country has dirt-cheap fuel, so why is driving nearly impossible?

“But the 92 tankers needed to carry the fuel would probably be stuck at the pump, broken down and without replacement parts” writes Joe Parkin Daniels for Fuel in the oil-rich nation may be practically free, but motorists are finding it increasingly hard to keep their vehicles on the road.Some opposition lawmakers have said that the vehicle census, announced before Saturday’s problems, could be a precursor to fuel rationing.Petrol shortages are ever more common: motorists commonly wait for six hours or more in fuel queues.And although Venezuela has the largest proven oil reserves on the planet, faltering infrastructure has led to a steep drop in production.

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