Syria’s embattled government is once again struggling to supply the local market with oil products amid countrywide severe shortages of gasoline and diesel. In response, the government is limiting access to filling stations and rationing several key products.

Damascus has faced similar struggles in recent years – most notably in early 2019 – as demand for oil products has edged higher amid returning refugees and the slow return to economic life following a decade of war (MEES, 3 May 2019). (CONTINUED - 501 WORDS)