The shortage of diesel fuel, which at first affected only 8 provinces, has spread to the extent that Patagonia is the only region not yet going through a crisis, it was reported.
Bolivia's state-run oil company YPFB will import 2.5 million liters of diesel fuel from Chile to reverse the current shortage, it was announced.
The Governor of the Argentine province of Misiones, Oscar Herrera Ahuad, Friday warned that the shortage of diesel fuel was particularly detrimental to the yerba mate sector, which is halfway through its harvest season
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro Tuesday said he intended to have Petrobras' international parity system reviewed, although he fell short of disclosing how he planned to go about it.
The British Government finally decided to launch “Operation Escalin,” a deployment of Army staff to “start delivering fuel to pumps” in a move to avert shortages of petrol.
A pool of British Army tanker drivers is on standby and to be deployed if required to deliver fuel, the UK government announced on Monday following chain supply pressure which has left many gasoline stations empty or rationing the little supply left.
Brazilian lorry drivers were placing their vehicles to block the country's main roads in the sign of protest as well as in support of President Jair Bolsonaro after Tuesday's speeches during the Independence Day celebrations.
The Government of Uruguay Monday announced a 12% increase in the price of fuels due to the increase in the international value of oil, a product that Uruguay imports 100%.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Friday that a US spy was captured near an oil refining complex in the northwest of the country, which is going through a severe fuel shortage crisis.
Brazilian inflation in July rose the most in four years, figures showed on Friday, driven by fuel and housing costs, although the annual measure remained significantly below the central bank’s year-end target. The IPCA index rose 0.36% in July, government statistics agency IBGE said.