A general view of an Adnoc gas station. File/ WAM
Fuel prices in the UAE continued rising for May-2019 with the petrol price per litre rising 25 fils and diesel per litre by 4 fils.
The Fuel Price Follow-up Committee at the Ministry of Energy and Industry approved the fuel prices for the month of May including the value added tax as follows: The price of Super 98 rose to Dhs2.48 per litre for May, up from Dhs2.23 in April, while the price of Special 95 rose to Dhs2.34 per litre for May, up from Dhs2.11 in March. E-Plus 91 will be available for Dhs2.25 per litre. Diesel prices rose to Dhs2.53 per litre for May, up from Dhs2.49 in April.
The price of Opec basket of fourteen crudes stood at $72.38 a barrel on Friday, 26th April, compared with $74.04 the previous day, according to Opec Secretariat calculations.
The fourteen crudes, from separate Opec member countries, include a mix of blends and light and heavy crudes, including the UAE’s Murban.
The price of Super 98 is to drop to Dhs2.16 per litre for March, down from Dhs2.24 in February, while the price of Special 95 is to drop to Dhs2.04 per litre for March, down from Dhs2.12 in February.
Authority called on all cigarette dealers and producers in the UAE to comply with these measures in order to avoid the penalties outlined in the Cabinet Decision on Violations of Procedures for Marking Tobacco and Tobacco Products.
Saleh said FEWA plans to finalise 7 projects in 2020, with a cost of Dhs304 million, in addition to 28 projects to be completed in the coming years at an estimated cost of Dhs2.56 billion.
The Ministry said a 62-year old Asian expat and a 78-year old GCC national who tested positive for COVID-19 died due to complications related to chronic diseases. This brings death toll to eight.
An Australian tourist who was infected with the new coronavirus (Covid-19) thanked the UAE health sector for the care and treatment she received and helped her recover from the virus. She reportedly landed at Dubai Airport as a transit passenger on her way from Britain to Australia.
Two medical doctors said hand sanitizers which are the alternative to the 20-second handwashing, if soap and water were unavailable, should have at least 60 per cent isopropyl alcohol content.