Analysis-Shortage of oil refineries haunts Africa as fuel prices rocket

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By Wendell Roelf, Julia Payne and Bate Felix CAPE TOWN/LAGOS/DAKAR (Reuters) – A shortage of oil refineries across sub-Saharan Africa coupled with soaring crude prices because of the war in Ukraine has left countries dangerously short of fuel supplies, disrupting airlines and causing queues at filling stations. The surge in prices comes in tandem with a spike in the cost of food after Russia sent troops into Ukraine, hitting tens of millions of people already living in precarious conditions, as well as government and aid agency budgets. Refineries across sub-Saharan Africa combined can process…

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