The energy crisis in Portugal continues to worsen, and the shortage of fuel becomes critical, Euronews reports.
The Portuguese drivers of fuel trucks declared an unlimited strike, as a result of which one and a half thousand gas stations remained without fuel. The main requirements of drivers are to increase salaries and to introduce benefits related to labor protection.
The authorities do not fulfill these requirements and decided to deliver gasoline and diesel fuel to the gas station at least in the minimum quantity. However, this order is apparently not executed. These events threaten the work of airports, where fuel runs out.
Indignation is expressed by the inhabitants of the country. Motorists are in a constant search of gasoline, one can see long lines at gas stations across the state. Analysts claim that if the crisis continues, it won’t be easy for the Portuguese on the eve of Catholic Easter.