Philippine Daily Inquirer
Gasoline prices soaring in North Korea
PYONGYANG— Car users in Pyongyang are scrambling to fill up their tanks as gas stations begin limiting services or even closing amid concerns of a spreading shortage. Gasoline was selling at $1.25 per kg at one station, up from the previous 70-80 cents. Gasoline is sold in North Korea by the kilogram, roughly equivalent to a liter. Supply is controlled by the state.