The Ministry of Natural Resources assures consumers of fuel price and quality
The Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) issued a statement regarding its recent decision to unify the quality and price of gas/petrol in the Kurdistan Region.
The statement explains some issues relating to the decision, its implementation and its impact on the market.
The statement followed reports and claims by media organizations which the MNR says are distorting the reality and misleading readers.
The statement reiterates the success of the MNR’s plan, and reads: “There is no such thing as a fuel crisis, either in Erbil or in any other province within the Kurdistan Region.”
Despite admitting that not all private fuel stations have received fuel supplies from the ministry, the MNR went on to argue that this has definitely not created a crisis and that the distribution mechanism is both system- atic and successful.
“Our goal is the success of the process in stabilizing the market rather than the number of fuel stations, which are in excess of market demand,” read the statement.
The MNR also states that their fuel distribution plan has been coordinated across all the provinces of Kurdistan, and that the ministry has taken the geography of the region into consideration in its plan to ensure that all cities and towns receive their full quota of fuel in a timely manner, in order to avoid potential crises.
At the end of the statement, the ministry claims that the decision was reached on the basis of the results of plans and studies undertaken over the past year, and that the aim is to regulate the fuel market in Kurdistan in a manner that benefits both consumers and the environment.
“This decision is not temporary and has become a fixed policy of the MNR.”