Gas station owners demand higher commission

Taxi fuel
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AMMAN — Owners of gas stations and gas distributors staged a sit-in Monday to demand higher commissions, saying the current percentage is no longer feasible, considering successive fuel price hikes which raised their transport bill while distributing gas cylinders and diesel.اضافة اعلان

Following the several-hour sit-in outside the General Association of petrol and Gas Distribution Station Owners, demands were delivered to the Ministry of Transport.

Muhammad Ismail, one of the protesters who owns a gas station, told Jordan News that of the 200 protesters, 20 went with a association official to the Ministry of Transport, where a meeting was held with the ministry’s deputy secretary-general. He said the group then went to the Energy and Minerals Regulatory Commission.

“We are suffering because of the high price of diesel and fuel, the high cost of living and the high prices of car parts,” he said.  “So, gas distribution vehicles are now unable to roam the streets because they will need about JD20 of diesel at least, plus the wages of the worker and the driver, as well as vehicle maintenance.”

The association’s president, Nahar Al-Saeedat, said he sensed “understanding” in the meetings held with government officials.

“There is understanding on the problems that workers in this sector suffer from, and work is underway to find solutions to them,” Saeedat told Jordan News.

He said the government officials he met earlier in the day requested documented details from the association on the raised commission sought by its members.

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