Henrique Almeida

Government, Business, Fuel

Portugal May Declare Civil Order to Counter Fuel Supply Shortage

Tank truck drivers on strike in Lisbon, Portugal Tank truck drivers on strike watch a fellow driver leaving a fuel depot in Aveiras, outside Lisbon, on Aug. 12, 2019. Portugal is rationing gas as a precaution after some 2,000 tank truck drivers began a strike over pay. (Associated Press/Armando Franca)

Portugal may declare a civil order to ensure that truck drivers, who began a strike Aug. 12, deliver enough fuel to stop gas stations across the country from running dry at the height of the country’s tourism season, Prime Minister Antonio Costa said.

Henrique Almeida | Bloomberg News
August 12, 2019