According to the government and Hungarian oil and gas company MOL, there is no fuel supply crisis in Hungary, but only an extreme increase in demand, which caused a logistical challenge.Continue reading
The Hungarian Association of Ambulance Workers (MOMSZ) in a Facebook post asked motorists help ambulances to refuel first, despite the queues at petrol stations.
The MOMSZ wrote the following in their Facebook post:
“The Association of Hungarian Ambulance Workers (MOMSZ) hereby calls on the public to pay special attention to the situation at petrol stations and to help ambulances to pick up fuel out of order. Prolonged waiting for ambulances at petrol stations may jeopardize the safety of the continuity of ambulance services.
Thank you for your understanding and assistance!”
Gergely Gulyás, head of the Prime Minister’s Office, and Zsolt Hernádi, CEO of MOL, announced at a government briefing on Thursday evening that there is enough fuel in the country, the price cap will remain, but in order to normalize the situation the government has introduced restrictions against consumption and petrol tourism. However, long queues have formed in recent days at many of the open stations due to fears of a supply shortage.
Featured image: illustration via Zoltán Mihádák/MTI