22:02 - 2022-12-02
Today, Friday, the Gas Filling and Services Company of the Ministry of Oil denied raising the prices of food gas cylinders, while the Baghdad governorate warned the violating gas sellers.
The general manager of the company, Abdullah Ahmed Kazem, said: "There is no crisis or problem in providing food gas, whether in production or maintenance," noting that "the processing stages from production plants and transportation to warehouses are proceeding normally and there is no problem."
He explained, "Sometimes there may be stops at stations in some areas, and weak-minded people among some street vendors take advantage of them and raise prices," stressing that "there are no changes, and there is not even a study towards raising the price of a gas cylinder from its original price, which is five thousand dinars."
For his part, the governor of Baghdad, Muhammad Jaber al-Atta, confirmed that food gas is available and there is no scarcity in supplying it, threatening gas sellers who violate official prices.
Al-Atta said: "There is no shortage in the supply of food gas," pointing out that "the price of a cylinder from processing stations to sellers is 5,000 dinars."
Al-Atta called on "citizens to report the violating sellers who are raising the prices of gas cylinders in order to take action against them," stressing that "there is no information that the prices of gas cylinders have been raised to nine thousand dinars."
Social media had circulated news about the high prices of gas cylinders by street vendors, bringing their price to nine thousand dinars instead of seven thousand dinars, the usual price through street vendors.
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