Brazil will face shortage of public buses if diesel price keep rising, says transport association

Brazil's National Association of Urban Transport Operators NTU warns of the risk of service disruption if another increase in the price of diesel is confirmed. A total of 43 million passengers rely on the service every day.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil's NTU (National Association of Municipal Transport Companies) has warned in a statement that there will be shortages of transport in major cities if diesel prices rise again - which could be announced by Petrobras in the coming days.

Fuel has risen 35% this year alone, the association announced Thursday (5). Here is the NTU's full announcement.

"If the sources to cover these additional costs are not fixed, operators will be forced to ration fuel . . .

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