Moroccans are not at the end of their surprises. The increase in the price of diesel, which now exceeds that of gasoline in Morocco, has triggered a lively controversy on social networks, causing the dismay of a good number of citizens who say they are overwhelmed by the situation.
This is news that just put oil on the fire or at least on the currency of Moroccan women. The price of diesel has just exceeded that of gasoline.
This Wednesday evening, the liter of diesel crossed the threshold of 14 DH, exceeding for the first time that of gasoline which oscillates around 14.20 DH per liter. In Casablanca, some service stations charge 14.28 DH per liter of diesel, while the price of gasoline has remained unchanged (14.14 DH/l).
A situation that continues to impact Moroccan citizens, already affected by the soaring prices of basic necessities, which translates into an attack on the purchasing power of citizens at the gates of the month of Ramadan, during which consumption increases dramatically. significant.
On social media, reactions poured in. While some expressed their anger, others preferred to be ironic about the situation.
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— Amina guettai (@amina_guettai) March 30, 2022
Diesel more expensive than premium gasoline
— GDP Jr. (@PIB_Jr) March 30, 2022
Considering the price of diesel, I did a half-full.
I know, it’s stupid.
But it’s less painful.
— The rebellious Hyena φ🐢🧹🍓 (@Hyeneinsoumise) March 29, 2022
You will excuse me but I will not go out honking with these diesel prices
—Nary (@naryraza) March 29, 2022
the price of diesel has just exceeded the price of gasoline in Morocco 😭
— مروة🇲🇦 (@modianyy) March 31, 2022
Ptdrr I’ll ask for a full tank of diesel as a gift from my darons there
— Wry🧃 (@Brandioo_) March 31, 2022
A moment in the history of Morocco tomorrow, the price of diesel will exceed that of super 🚘🚘🚘
— Nafii BEN (@nafiibenrissoul) March 30, 2022
The +1Dh in diesel – and not gasoline – is it to compensate for the aid recently given to transport professionals?
— 𝔻𝕣. 𝕚-Fʟᴏʏᴅ (@Artistic_LH) March 27, 2022
The right time for a scooter startup 😁
— khadija (@rose_khadija) March 31, 2022
The increase in the price of diesel is linked to an unprecedented rise in the prices of several basic foodstuffs (vegetables, oil, etc.), in connection with the drought situation in Morocco and the consequences of the armed conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
Faced with this situation, the government undertakes to grant direct financial aid to transporters, the amount of which varies from 1,200 to 6,000 dirhams depending on the type of transport (passengers, goods, tonnage, etc.).
The government has chosen the financial institution of Al Barid Bank to centralize the distribution of this support, scheduled from the first week of April. P
In addition, the National Federation of Owners, Traders and Managers of Service Stations in Morocco (FNPCGSS) calls, in a statement released on Monday 28 March, the government to create measures to support service stations and help them to secure a stock of security by avoiding a financial imbalance of these.