26_September [Archives:2008/1152/Press Review]

May 5 2008

Thursday, May 1, 2008
Top Stories

– Seven government troops martyred in a surprise attack launched by Sa'ada rebels

– Second Phase studies on Mukall Khor Project submitted to relevant authorities

– We have a plan to implement President Saleh' platform with the aim of improving laborers' situation

– Yemeni scientist appointed representative for Chairman of International Federation of Inventors in Middle East

– 34 Yemeni citizens killed, 261 injured in road accidents during first quarter of 2008

– Government vows to close fuel stations monopolizing diesel

The Yemeni army-affiliated news website reported in one of its lead stories that the Cabinet gave green light to the Ministry of the Oil and Minerals in its weekly meeting on Tuesday to close the fuel stations that monopolize diesel. During the meeting, the cabinet held the oil ministry responsible for monitoring the process of supplying and distributing diesel to the authorized stations throughout the country and taking the legal actions against distribution manipulators.

The cabinet also approved complementary procedures to enhance supplying the local market with diesel ceaselessly and to regulate the distribution process at the governorates level, taking for granted the needed diesel quantities for the principal consumers, especially the ministry of electricity and energy.

Moreover, the meeting requested the Supreme Security Committee to present the requisite decisions with the aim of taking tough procedures against smuggling of diesel or any other fuel products along the coastal line or through the land borders.