More than 5,000 houses in al-Wusta and other neighborhoods in the city of Qamishli in northeastern Syria suffer from the allotted heating diesel during the cold weather and the frequent power cuts, because of the malfunctions of the main line coming from the Euphrates Dam in the southern countryside of Kobani.
Ibrahim Isro, a resident in the neighborhood, said that he tried to get permission from Fuel Committee in the city to obtain diesel, but the amount he got with the others was little, stating that this amount is only enough for two days.
According to the official in the neighborhood council, the first batch of the diesel was distributed in last September, where it was 90,000 liters, and the second batch was in mid-January, which was 70,000 liters.
For her part, Reem Hassan, the co-chair of Fuel Committee in Qamishli, said that the cause of the shortage is the increasing in the demand.
While Shepal Ahmad Fatemi, an official in the Fuel Administration, said that the Turkish military offensive on the areas of Sere-Kaniye (Ras al-Ain) and Tal-Abyad (Gre-Spi) led to the pause of the oil refinery burners and the difficulty in the movement of the tanks, in addition to the flock of the displaced families from the aforementioned areas.
But an official in al-Jazira Oil Company said that a problem emerged in the mechanism of the distribution.
It is noteworthy that, in addition to Qamishli, the cities and towns of Amude, Hasakah and Derik had witnessed a shortage in the heating diesel during the past two weeks as well.