At one petrol station, supplies were restricted to diplomats or vehicles used by international organisations, the Associated Press reported.
Queues were also much longer than usual and prices higher, it said.
these petrol "shortage" days are never good for the staff, just friction that's all
Gasoline was selling at $1.25 per kilogram at one station, up from the previous 70-80 cents. According to a sign outside a station where ordinary North Korean vehicles were being turned away, the restrictions took effect on Wednesday.
Gasoline is sold in North Korea by the kilogram, roughly equivalent to a liter (0.26 gallon).
That looks LESS than we're paying in the UK to me! even at the 83% increase!