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Gas stations running dry as Brazil truckers strike

March 7, 2012 • Business


Customers look for gas at a gas station running out of fuel due to a strike in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, March 6, 2012. Sao Paulo’s 2,000 gas stations are rapidly running out of fuel as a strike by truck drivers who haul gas in South America’s largest city entered a second day Tuesday, according to business representatives. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

SAO PAULO (AP) — Sao Paulo’s 2,000 gas stations are rapidly running out of fuel as a strike by truck drivers who haul gas in South America’s largest city completed a second day, according to business representatives.

A state court judge ruled late Tuesday, however, that the must strike end, but it was not clear if that order would be obeyed by the truckers.

Truckers are protesting the city government’s attempt to restrict where big trucks can drive in a metropolis infamous for streets that are congested at all hours.

Jose Gouveia, president of an association representing gas station owners said almost all stations were hit by the strike.

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