The Min­istry of Nat­u­ral Re­sources as­sures con­sumers of fuel price and qual­ity

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

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.”

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