Citizen Files Lawsuit Against Fuel Price Hike
Category: Kuwait

A Kuwaiti national on Wednesday lodged a lawsuit in an attempt to roll-back government’s decision to increase fuel prices. The Kuwaiti Government had earlier announced that it would increase petrol prices by more than 80 per cent from September 1 as part of economic reforms aimed at countering decreasing oil revenues. Under the Government’s move, the price of low-octane petrol would increase by 41pc per litre while price of high-grade petrol would increase by 61pc.

The price of environmental friendly low-emission ‘ultra’ petrol would increase by 83pc. The plaintiff said that he lodged the case as families will be heavily affected by the proposed hike in fuel prices.



31 Aug, 2016 0 2953
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