But the same applies to bread, corn - you name it. Russia's ruble's in ruins, but at least they're not Venezuela, where the inflation rate currently stands at 63.4% and the value of their oil continues to fall.
Under the currency controls, people and businesses can receive US dollars at the official rate only by applying to a government currency agency, and then only for the purpose of importing goods or to pay for foreign travel.
Mr Hernandez believes the fall in oil prices has made it even harder for businessmen like himself to get hold of the foreign currency needed to buy the imported goods he sells.
A falling oil price means fewer dollars flowing into Venezuela's government coffers, and less to spend on paying for imports.
And since 96% of the country's export revenue is derived from oil, the current regime is in deep trouble as they face increasing unpopularity. Hugo Chavez nationalized so much of the nation's economy in order to implement social programs, but now the funding's drying up. People are spending large portions of their days standing in lines to acquire what few basic goods are still available, and machinery, replacement parts, and other items are hard to come by.
As the country moves closer to insolvency, both citizens and government officials are becoming increasingly desperate.