Christopher Pratt (cpratt) wrote,
Christopher Pratt

Why can't you buy petrol in the Outback?

A few months ago, I started to hear persistent rumors that a lot of bush filling stations, especially on Aboriginal land, have stopped selling petrol. They now sell only diesel, which of course is no problem as Dan bought a diesel 'Cruiser. However, it wasn't until two days ago that I finally understood why this is.

Apparently, gas huffing (what Aussies call petrol sniffing) is a major problem among Aborigines. So much so that the only solution that seems to be working is taking away all the petrol. Pretty strange eh?

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