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Chinese gas stations ration diesel amid shortage

Demand soars, driving up prices and threatening more supply chain disruption

Gas stations in many parts of China have started rationing diesel supplies amid surging costs and falling supplies of the fuel used for heating, generating electricity and powering cars and trucks.

The diesel supply squeeze adds to energy pressures on the world's second-largest economy. The country is already struggling with shortages of coal and natural gas that have caused widespread power brownouts. The shortage of fuel for trucks threatens to further complicate the global supply-chain nightmare.

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