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Minister of Finance presents strategy to automate fuel distribution amid shortages
The distribution, slated for July and August, will be carried out electronically and the government has emphasised that there will be no limits on consumption.
Slashing energy subsidies is one of the requirements set by the International Monetary Fund (IMF)to secure the proposed $4.8bn loan package.
Hundreds attempt to cross the Rafah border through tunnels
Human rights groups say gas shortage in the strip has reached an “alarming level”
The recurring petrol and diesel crises have left Egypt’s streets paralysed and the people angry. Despite the continuity of the diesel crisis throughout the past months, the petrol crisis is primarily affecting Egyptians from middle and upper classes, a phenomenon unprecedented on the current scale. The government has promised the crisis will end once the new smartcard system is in effect. The Daily News Egypt reviews the new system and asks people about the system’s feasibility and convenience to their needs.
Returning from a trip abroad I find a city that has changed in unexpected ways.
The same day in Menufiya, a policeman was injured after residents blocked the Cairo-Alexandria road, in protest against the failure to secure fuel quotas which were promised by the governor.
Egypt’s government fails to solve diesel shortages amid active bootleg markets
Tahrir campus classes to continue
The details of the transaction and its price have not been disclosed.
Natural gas import agreement between Egypt and Qatar delayed because of “unresolved legal details”
Recent statements made by the petroleum minister regarding the fuel subsidies programme have caused intense controversy within Prime Minister Hesham Qandil’s government.
IMF report shows Middle East and North Africa governments account for 50% of global energy subsidies bill
Media reports circulate that Aviation Minister claimed Cairo airport will close runways over summer to save power
Microbus drivers still striking, taxis return to work
As the diesel crisis worsens, Mahalla drivers respond by blocking the city’s main roads
Though it is not the first time a gas or diesel shortage has plagued Cairo and several other governorates, the recent crisis in Egypt has left the capital city paralysed due to a major strike organised by microbus drivers. It seems these strikes by transport drivers are much larger than they have been in the past. Daily News Egypt investigates the mounting diesel fuel problems in the country, looking at how they are affecting ordinary citizens and what the government is doing in response.
Roads leading to villages south of the city were blocked by tyre fires ignited by protesters.
Petroleum, electricity and finance ministries to hold discussions about price raise
Union demands wage increases for over 18,000 employees
Proposed 10% rise in fuel prices stooped by King Abdullah II
Ten percent fuel price hike sparks outrage in Amman
By Ahmed Tolba In his first statement as Petroleum Minister, Osama Kamal has hinted that energy subsidies could be cut as part of measures to address shortages in Egypt. A number of proposals to rationalise energy consumption would be discussed in the coming period, Kamal said, noting that a large portion of the subsidies benefit …