World Bulletin / News Desk
Gas rationing started in Kurdish Regional Government region to decrease the gas queue as the lack of refined fuel oil continues, according to the government's parliamentary committee head.
Cevdet Circo, the head of the Parliamentary Committee for Industry and Energy of the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG), said the oil rationing is a temporary situation now and he urged private oil companies to import fuel oil to solve this problem.
According to the new oil rationing implementation, one person can only purchase 25 litres of oil per week.
Meanwhile, the KRG seeks refined fuel oil from Turkey and Iran to supply its energy needs.
After the attacks of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) on Iraq's biggest refinery, Baiji, it was shut down resulting in the loss of oil production for a third of Iraq's refined fuel demand.
After ISIL seized the Baiji refinery, resulting in the halting of production, long queues begun to emerge in front of oil stations throughout the country.Last Mod: 01 Temmuz 2014, 09:17