Bahrain: Case Against Increase in Petrol Price Dismissed

The High Administrative Appeals Court adjourned the case lodged by several Bahraini lawyers against the decision to increase fuel prices until September 16 for the closing arguments to be delivered by the state lawyer.

Petrol prices in Bahrain were increased in January 2018. Jayyid (91-octane) is now sold for 140fils/litre against the earlier price of 125fils/litre, while the Mumtaz (octane-95) is sold now sold for 200fils/litre up from the previous price of 160fils/litre.

The lawyers who filed the complaint had argued that this move was illegitimate and unconstitutional because it wasn’t publicised in the official gazette before being implemented as per Law 52 of the year 2006.

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Their complaint was initially dismissed by the High Administrative Court which ruled there was no wrongdoing by the Ministry of Oil and Gas in putting the decision into effect. The plaintiffs urged the Court also to suspend the decision to increase the fuel prices until the final verdict issued on their case.

 

Source Credit: DT News

 

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