Suez canal: Syria ‘rations’ fuel as efforts to free stuck ship fail | Suez canal | The Guardian

Syrian authorities say they have begun rationing fuel as the blockage of the Suez canal stretched into a sixth day, delaying vital shipments and worsening the country’s oil shortages.

More than 300 vessels are now treading water at either end of the canal, which links the Mediterranean and the Red Sea.

Pending a resolution, “the ministry is rationing the distribution of available oil products” to assure the continuity of essential services, such as bakeries and hospitals, the ministry statement said.

Suez canal: Syria ‘rations’ fuel as efforts to free stuck ship fail | Suez canal | The Guardian