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KRG Cracks Down on Unauthorized Gas Stations

By John Lee. The KRG's Ministry of Natural Resources plans to monitor tanker trucks carrying fuel from local refineries to petrol stations in order to regulate the price and quality of petrol in the region, according to a report from Rudaw. Petrol stations receiving petrol from the government at a subsidized price are required to […]

New Petrol Distribution Regulations for Iraqi Kurdistan

The Kurdistan Regional Government Ministry of Natural Resources and Erbil Governorate authorities have introduced new regulations on the sale of petrol from private fuel stations in Erbil Governorate, Kurdistan Region. This move will benefit consumers, introduce a uniform standard of petrol quality in Erbil, and will help to protect Kurdistan’s environment. Effective 25 August, 2013, […]

10 Yrs After Invasion, Iraq Still Imports Oil Products

Translated from Azzaman Iraq for Al-Monitor by Naria Tanoukhi. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Former Iraqi oil minister Issam al-Jalabi says that although Iraq is an oil-rich country, it still imports petroleum products from abroad to meet its needs 10 years after […]

Rising Nationwide Demand Cuts KRG’s Petrol Supplies

As demand for petrol in central and southern Iraq rises to cope with power shortages, the amount of fuel allocated to Kurdistan from Baghdad has been reduced by almost 65%, according to AKnews. Erbil’s fuel distribution director, Nuraddin Hamed, told the agency that while Erbil used to receive 1,600 million liters of petrol from the […]


Fuel Crisis in Baghdad Again

"The queues at gas stations in Baghdad were the result of the shortage of electricity and the high temperatures," the spokesman of the Iraqi Oil ministry said today. "The high temperatures prompted citizens to store petrol for their home generators," Assim Jihad said. "The Ministry is regularly providing the stations with fuel and gasoline," he […]