Cheap black market, contraband Venezuela gas - going slowly through a town suddenly this lady runs out with a jerry can of gas.
Trivia - Venezuela has world's cheapest gasoline, which its government is believed to be subsidizing to the tune of $8 billion a year. A gallon of 95-octane gas sells for 18 cents per gallon, while 91-octane costs just 12 cents per gallon. In contrast, in Colombia, where the price is set by the free market and which has less oil, gasoline sells for around $4.15 per gallon. Throw into the mix a black market exchange rate (another thriving business in this border area) that reduces prices by a further two-thirds, and it’s easy to see how contraband gas has become such a lucrative business here.