Long lines in front of gas stations the night before gas price rise in China

Alia | March 20th, 2012 - 4:18 am

China raised fuel prices for the second time this year, hiking gasoline and diesel by 6.5% to 7% respectively. Prices went up by 600 yuan ($94.90) a metric ton, the biggest hike since June 2009. The new prices are effective on Tuesday. Many newspapers in China put up headlines like “The age of 8-yuan gasoline has come”. And not surprisingly, on Monday evening, long lines before gas stations were spotted all over China.

Beijing

Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province

Jiujiang, Jiangxi Province

Fuzhou, Fujian Province

Anshan, Liaoning Province

Weifang, Shandong Province

Zhengzhou, Henan Province

Nantong, Jiangsu Province 

Pictures from Sina Weibo

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