The Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) supplies all land-locked Nepal’s oil. Many petrol stations in the kingdom are now reported to have run out of fuel.
The state-run Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) said it had been unable to pay the IOC $90m that it owes.
A spokesman said it would soon run out of reserves and the IOC move was causing widespread fuel shortages.
Well, not the greatest PR move. When you’re the superpower in the neighborhood, why piss people off over $90 million? Anyway, the related links on the bbc page will tell you all you ever needed to know about the country that hosts the world’s tallest mountain.