By Tanja Brkić (Nova24tv.si)
“Economy Minister Han explained on Sunday night that there is as much oil as we want, and that the shortage will only last for a few hours. You accused the previous government of having too rough communication when Kacin said, “enjoy while you still can”, but I think it is better to say the fact at the beginning than to use some “proper communication and lie to people in the face! Dr Robert Golob, you really have to be very educated and have a lot of knowledge to be able to create such chaos in the whole of Slovenia in such a record time, sincere congratulations!” wrote an angry citizen A. B. on Facebook, who ran out of fuel while working on the farm, which he could not get anywhere, and the work therefore remained. And this is not the only case.
After Prime Minister Robert Golob announced Tuesday’s fuel price rises, enormous crowds at gas stations were expected. But what about when people came to refuel, for which Minister Matjaž Han promised on Sunday that there was plenty of it and that “there is no need to worry we will run out of fuel”, and then this is exactly what happened. Events at gas stations became chaotic and people were left without fuel. Social networks were flooded with outraged reactions from citizens, including A. B., who wrote on Facebook, among other things, that “it is sad that a Petrol employee with a minimum wage knows more than Minister Han”.
When there was chaos at petrol stations over the weekend due to a severe fuel shortage, Minister of Economic Development and Technology Matjaž Han confidently said that these were “short-term shortages” and that “commodity reserves were full” and that there was “no need to worry that the fuel would run out”. And what happened? People were literally left without fuel, the situation at gas stations was catastrophic, and this was even reported by foreign media. The new government, which until recently promised and ensured a better future for Slovenia and its citizens, lead the citizens to limit them in their daily obligations with its (in)ability. Social networks were flooded with outraged reactions from people, including the angry farmer Aljaž, who ran out of fuel while working on a farm, and wrote his opinion on Facebook.
He wrote that he ran out of oil while working on the tractor and that it is amazing that the new government managed to cause such chaos in the country in less than a month, “I miss the times when you had to put a mask on your face and show the PCT to get the oil. Now it does not help even if you put a condom on your head. If it is not there, they cannot give it to you. You really are an energy expert, excellent,” he wrote.
He mentioned in the record that he is a resident of Loma and that they do not have a water supply system yet, so firefighters are pouring water into their reservoir, but this time, after the call, Bevka refused, saying that they only have half an oil reservoir and that they are saving it in case it would burn somewhere: “Congrats, congrats, you really have to be intelligent to bring such shit to the country in record time, I do not know whether to cry or laugh, it is so sad!!!” the citizen was outraged. He also added that he “misses the times when you got oil with a mask and PCT condition, but now not even a condom on your head helps”, but he wants all firefighters and rescuers to be supplied with oil, so that they can bring them water, or if someone has a stroke because of everything that is happening.
“Every farmer has a water cannon at home”
“I sincerely advise you not to play with people, you will not need a water cannon, as the President of Parliament said. If a peasant uprising happens, you should know that every farmer has a water cannon at home, just like we have heavy tractors and dangerous motorcycles,” he warned, adding that in the future he will stockpile oil just so he can come to Ljubljana if something like this happens again, “and then you will see what a peasant uprising is, there will be no cyclists here”. The angry citizen, whose Facebook post received a lot of support and likes, wrote at the end that, unlike Minister Han, a friendly saleswoman at Petrol gave him more certain information about when fuel will be available, “sad that one worker with a minimum wage knows more than Minister Han, where have we come to! (I do not like liars)”.