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Fuel panic in Abidjan

European Union sanctions on outgoing president Laurent Gbagbo have hit crude supplies to Abidjan’s 80,000 b/d Société Ivoirienne de Raffinage oil refinery, which is working at a “minimum” level, according to a spokesman. On 28 February, the government banned the filling of jerrycans at petrol stations, in a bid to prevent fuel hoarding.

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