x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 28 July 2017

Council wants petrol price reduced

A temporary committee set up to consider the issue has said the Government needed to provide support to bring petrol prices in line with prices in other GCC countries.

FNC members are calling for the price of petrol to be reduced.

A temporary committee set up to consider the issue has said in a report that the Government needed to provide support to bring petrol prices in line with prices in other GCC countries - either through support to Emiratis or by reducing prices.

They noted that petrol in the UAE is the third-most expensive the Arab world, after Syria and Tunisia.

The report will be discussed in the next session.

* Ola Salem