Gas prices see slight jump in the Kurdistan region

SULAYMANIYAH, July 26 — Gas prices in the Kurdistan region have risen by as much as 50 Iraqi dinars per liter in recent days, but drivers need not worry about changes in quality according to the local association of gas station owners.

Bahman Sheikh Qadir, spokesperson for the Sulaymaniyah Fuel Stations Council, said the increase in prices started Monday due to supply issues and the rise in the US dollar exchange rate.

According to Qadir, local fuel production was halted 15 days ago, after local refineries stopped production without explanation.

The price for regular gas increased by 25 dinars per liter, while premium and super options are up by 50 dinars.

Sirwan Abdullah Khadir, the head of Erbil’s Fuel Stations Council, said Erbil has not been heavily affected by the increase in gasoline prices, as it has only risen by 10 to 15 dinars per liter.

This is due to the city’s proximity to the Haj Omaran border crossing, which facilitates an easier supply process.