Gas station professionals discuss with the Minister of Energy solutions to the crisis of high fuel prices

A delegation representing the National University of Merchants, Owners and Managers of Gas Stations of Morocco held a meeting yesterday, Wednesday, at the Ministry’s headquarters in Rabat, with the Minister of Energy Transition and Sustainable Development, Leila Benali, in the presence of the Director of Hydrocarbons and the Director of the Minister’s Cabinet, in the face of high fuel prices and citizen complaints in this regard.

According to a statement from the university, during the meeting several urgent issues and files of interest to professionals were discussed, including the issuance of decrees and regulatory texts to activate the hydrocarbons law, which has been ratified since 2015, according to Jamal Zarikom, president of the National University of Merchants, Owners and Administrators of Service Stations of Morocco.

The same source indicated that it was agreed to form an expanded mixed commission between the ministry and the university, made up of other government sectors and various actors related to the sector.

The President of the National University of Merchants, Owners and Administrators of Service Stations of Morocco stated, through a statement, that “Hoy 24” received a copy of it, that it was agreed to hold a meeting with the GPM, with the intervention of the Ministry, to find solutions regarding the files and matters that are still pending between the owners of the stations and the companies, especially the files of an urgent nature.

During the meeting, the minimum point of the tax was raised, and the gas station professionals demanded that the minister adopt this point to propose its suppression by the Ministry of Finance in the Treasury Bill.

According to the same source, the minister expressed her understanding on this point, especially given the current situation, which is characterized by high fuel prices.

The National University of Merchants, Owners and Managers of Gas Stations of Morocco is expected to write to the Minister of Economy and Finance and Delegate Minister in charge of the Budget, Faouzi Lekjaa, to discuss this point before submitting the Finance Bill to Parliament. .