20/09/2012

Syria: Meeting Petroleum and Mineral Resources Ministry

petroleum and Mineral Resources Ministry .jpgAl-Halki: Government Committed to Backing Petroleum and Mineral Resources Sector

Sep 20, 2012

DAMASCUS, (SANA)- Prime Minister, Dr. Wael al-Halki underscored the importance of the petroleum and mineral resources sector as one of the vital sectors in supporting national economy and catering to the development, industrial and service needs.

Al-Halki, who chaired a meeting at the Petroleum and Mineral Resources Ministry on Thursday, said "The oil sector is faced with external and internal challenges attributed to the economic sanctions and the security situation,'' reiterating the government's commitment to backing this sector and smoothing over the difficulties facing it, and taking the necessary measures and decisions as to meet the needs of citizens.

He said that the economic situation is reassuring, indicating that the valiant Syrian army has scored considerable achievements in the battle against terrorism, and is carrying out its duty in defending the citizens. Al-Halki pointed to a change in the world countries' stances regarding the situation in Syria, reiterating that the internal crisis is moving towards peaceful solution and national reconciliation.

Later, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources gave a review of the status of work and production at the institutions and companies affiliated to the Ministry, highlighting the attacks against the oil wells and stations by armed terrorist groups, and the efforts of these companies to protect oil institutions.

In press statements following the meeting, Prime Minister al-Halki said that the government is exerting all necessary efforts to provide oil derivatives for citizens, especially the heating oil and gas, affirming that the meeting came up with feasible solutions to meet the needs of citizens.

Al-Halki stressed that gas is available in most of the provinces, citing some exceptions in several areas due to the acts of the terrorist groups who are blocking routs to prevent the access of these substances to citizens.

He added that the difficulties in providing the heating oil are ascribed to the challenges in transporting this substance due to the attacks which targeted the oil transportation lines.

The prime minister stressed that the strategic reserve of the heating oil caters to the needs of citizens during winter, which is estimated at 200 liters in the next couple of months, adding that it will be distributed according to mechanisms defined by the Ministry of Petroleum starting from September 23.

M. Ismael

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