Originally Posted by Andy73
Hey Mark -
Not to steal the thread, but is it completely illegal or can cruisers get fuel at a higher/non-subsidized price?
Originally Posted by MarkJ
Illegal for forigners to buy diesel in Venezuela.
The place to buy diesel in Cumina at the marina needs paperwork that you get from a town 200 kms west where you pay for it, and then when you get back to the marina they wont give you the fuel.
Lsorry, i wasn't quite clear.
It is illegal for forigners to buy diesel at petrol stations etc. as its subsidised by the government
and sold at a very low price.
Forigners can buy it at an international price, was 80c per litre, IF they have paid that price in a government
The government office was 200 Kms from the city I was in.
Other people went and paid for the fuel and then when they came back the marina wold not give them the fuel because they are not allowed to sell to forigners. Catch 22 lives again.
In other words. Its illegal, with exceptions, but you can't satisfy the exceptions.