Source Pravda.Ru

In Jordan fuel prices will rise between 5 and 22 percent

Fuel prices in Jordan will be hiked at midnight as part of efforts to offset the impact of world oil prices on the budget deficit, Prime Minister Adnan Badran said Tuesday. It is Jordan's second fuel price increase in three months.

Prices will rise between 5 and 22 percent, depending on the type. Badran told reporters that the hikes were in line with the government's plan to gradually remove subsidies on fuel. To cushion the impact, the government will make a one-time disbursement to those whose monthly income is less than 400 Jordanian dinars (US$564; Ђ464), including retired civil servants and members of the armed forces.

Badran said the price of gasoline will increase 5 percent, diesel and kerosene will go up 20 to 22 percent, and the price of a cylinder of cooking gas will rise 0.25 JD (US$0.36; Ђ0.3). In July, the government raised the prices of oil derivatives by up to 33 percent, saying it was a first step toward the abolition of fuel subsidies in three years.

Badran said the government had to take this step because the rise in world oil prices had caused the projected budget deficit to increase to 722 million JD (US$1.2 billion; Ђ1 billion). When the government announced its 2005 budget in January, it said the deficit was envisaged at 270 million JD (US$381 million; Ђ313 million). Jordan imports all its fuel from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates, AP reports.

Representatives of the North Korean administration issued a statement saying that the United States and its allies have lost the "political and military confrontation" to the DPRK

North Korea declares victory over USA

In recent years, genetics has become a cutting-edge science, not only in the professional field of biology, but also because of the enormous social reach of its discoveries and approaches. Not in vain, practically every day the press offers us the discovery of a new gene, a new hereditary determinant directly involved in the manifestation of diseases or physical characteristics.

The Myth of the Gene: Genetics, Epigenetics and the Organism-Environment Loop
Comments
Putin to Sobchak: We will never let them turn Russia into another Ukraine
Kim Jong-un's tactic of hard power teaches USA lesson of obedience
Putin to Sobchak: We will never let them turn Russia into another Ukraine
Putin to Sobchak: We will never let them turn Russia into another Ukraine
North Korea declares victory over USA
Putin to Sobchak: We will never let them turn Russia into another Ukraine
Donbass without militia will be worse than Srebrenica - Putin
USA no longer wants Bashar Assad to go
Putin to Sobchak: We will never let them turn Russia into another Ukraine
North Korea declares victory over USA
Visit to Moscow: Tillerson takes secret offer for Putin
Turkish President Erdogan issues ultimatum to Washington and Brussels
The need for a Global Political Agenda 2018
Pentagon can not accept Russia's victory over terrorists in Syria
Pentagon can not accept Russia's victory over terrorists in Syria
Putin: Russia will continue spending enough on defence not to be killed
Italy: Free fall
Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, capitals and puppets
North Korea declares victory over USA
The Myth of the Gene: Genetics, Epigenetics and the Organism-Environment Loop
Russia unveils the date for the launch of the superbridge to Crimea