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The Vice President of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Qubad Talabani, confirmed today, Thursday, that the regional government does not have the ability to support the gasoline sector, as the Iraqi government supports it, indicating that his government is seeking to reduce the price of gasoline, by reducing fees and providing facilities to traders.
Talabani said in a press conference, "The rise in the price of fuel in the Kurdistan region is linked to the global oil price market, since large quantities of gasoline consumed in the region are imported from abroad," noting that "the regional government has not decided to increase taxes on gasoline." .
Talabani added that "the Iraqi government supports the gasoline production sector, so its prices do not rise," noting that "the regional government does not have the ability to do so, but it can provide facilities to traders, to contribute to reducing the price of gasoline."
He stressed that "the region does not accept supplying citizens with poor-quality gasoline," noting that "the agreement was made with the Iraqi government, to provide the region with gasoline, as well as to reduce fees on importing it from the border crossings, which would reduce the price of fuel in the region."
The Kurdistan region has witnessed a remarkable rise in the price of fuel for more than a month, as the cities of the region witnessed several protests against the increase in the price of gasoline during the previous period.
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