Tag Archives: Petrol Hike

Fuel prices could rise 47% if panel nods KPC request

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 22: Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) has presented a request to the concerned committee to review all kinds of subsidies related to fuel for November 2017 based on recommendation to increase the prices by roughly 47 percent due to recent hike in the global fuel prices, reports Al-Qabas …

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‘Hike in petrol prices fails to ease traffic congestion’

New short, long-term solutions needed’ KUWAIT CITY, Aug 31, (KUNA): The government decision one year ago to cut the subsidy for fuels, thereby raising their prices, was meant, in part, to ease the traffic congestion but the problem remains virtually the same. There must be other ways to tackle the …

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‘Stopping fuel price hike requires special law’

KUWAIT CITY, June 11: After several parliamentary appeals presented to the government for issuing necessary decrees over some urgent laws such as barring any increase in fuel prices, naturalization, and interests of social security loans, which the parliament was unable to discuss and endorse in the just concluded parliamentary term …

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Prices of Benzene, Diesel and Kerosene retained

KUWAIT CITY: Subsidies Committee chaired by Undersecretary at the Ministry of Finance Khalifa Hamada has retained the current prices of three energy products for March, reports Al-Rai daily. The committee decided to keep the prices of Benzene, Diesel and Kerosene for February without making any changes in that regard, indicating …

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Govt’s cheap charity – 75 liters free for Kuwaitis only – Bill discriminating against expats

As a Kuwaiti citizen, I am ashamed about this shameful bill that segregates Kuwaiti holders of driving license from expatriates, who have been living with us for years, over just 75 liters of free motor gasoline, which is equivalent to KD 6.375 per month. We are unable to see any …

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After petrol … real pain

THE recent petrol price hikes in Kuwait have, no doubt, been irksome, but not too painful to justify the huge public outcry that has erupted. The real pain is just around the corner, as electricity rate increases are in the pot and will soon be ready. The public should save …

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