Romania protests rise in petrol prices
Romania, Bucharest, Jan.21 /Trend staff reporter A. Maratov /
Car owners are protesting increased petroleum product prices in Bucharest this week. The protests are manifested in several forms. Car owners are paying at gas stations with coins, which is forcing operators to spend additional time with their calculations.
They are also bringing horses to gas stations.
Protests are being organized at the gas stations of the companies Petrom and OMV, which occupy approximately 70 percent of the market.
Prices on gasoline in Romania have exceeded 1 euro for a long time, and continue to grow. Local importers justify the growth by rising prices on world markets, where oil nearly reached the $100 per barrel mark for the first time since September 2008.