A big rise in diesel prices in Syria


The Syrian government has, once again, raised the prices of industrial and commercial diesel by three times.And the Syrian Minister of Internal Trade and Consumer Protection, Amr Salem, issued a decision, setting the selling price for private industrial facilities and private commercial and service activities of industrial and commercial diesel, distributed by a fuel company, at a price of 1700 Syrian pounds per liter, or about half a US dollar, starting after midday. Saturday night, according to the German news agency.

On October 19 last year, the Ministry of Internal Trade and Consumer Protection issued a decision to raise the price of a liter of industrial and free commercial diesel to 650 Syrian pounds.

Syrian economic sources said, “Raising the price of diesel in this way will raise the prices of all kinds of goods, whether for manufacturing or transportation, which increases the burdens on the Syrians.” The sources, who asked not to be named, added to the German News Agency, that “the areas under the control of the Syrian government suffer from a severe shortage of fuel, even if its prices have been raised, so these facilities are turning towards alternative energies, especially solar energy, in light of the difficulty of securing oil derivatives due to the imposed siege. over Syria.


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