As a result of the military council’s dollar control order, there is a huge crackdown on domestic petrol. When many gas stations that were closed during the New Year reopened, prices rose and only quotas were available due to low fuel prices. Even in big shops in Rangoon, a car can be sold for a maximum of 50,000 kyats. As quotas are sold in the main port city of Yangon, quotas are also available in other cities. Small petrol stations were closed, and trucks filled up with gasoline.
The problem begins with the uncertainty over whether the military council will repatriate dollars to buy oil abroad. The military council will not want to return the dollars confiscated by the business community by issuing unjust orders at lower prices. If this problem is not solved quickly, the impact will be huge. Now people are queuing up to buy as much fuel as they used to be. Under the military dictatorship, people lined up at banks, at oxygen, and at gasoline.