Iraq: The Kurdistan Region’s Ministry of Natural Resources plans to introduce GPS-enabled system to monitor tanker trucks carrying fuel from local refineries to gas stations in the city of Erbil.
Gas stations receiving petrol from the government at a subsidised price are required to sell it to consumers for a standardised rate. However, some violators resell it to other gas stations, according to the Fuel Department in Erbil. The local Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has been tightening the noose on illegal fuel sales. The initiative is aimed at regulating the price and quality of petrol in the region.