Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. XLIX

No 31

31-Jul-2006

IRAQ

Oil Ministry Discusses Gasoline Rationing Plan, New Petrol Stations

The oil ministry is discussing the implementation of an earlier plan to ration gasoline in an effort to cope with shortages. According to a 19 July report in al-Bayan, Oil Minister Husain al-Shahristani met with senior officials to discuss a plan that would give each family an allocation of 200 liters per month in four 50 liter allocations. The plan would be implemented...