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Cuba warns citizens to prepare for cooking-gas shortages

The Cuban government is warning citizens to prepare for shortages of cooking gas due to Trump administration sanctions on the island. State media announced Tuesday morning that cylinders of liquid petroleum gas would be scarce for Cubans who buy state-subsidized gas at about 30 cents per cylinder as well as for customers who buy gas at market prices more than 10 times higher. Many homes in Cuba depend on bottled gas because they are not connected to municipal gas lines. Electric stoves and hotplates are relatively rare and expensive to use due to high electricity prices. The government said in an announcement on state media that a Trump administration sanction announced in November against Cuban state energy company Corporacin Panamericana had forced the cancellation of planned purchases of liquid petroleum gas. Current inventories don t cover consumption, affecting the sale of subsidized and free-market LPG, which can only be guaranteed for locations that provide basic services to


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