Saturday, June 11, 2011

Energy rich country out of gas, electricity

It's life in the UAE and it's been going on for years.

Khaleej Times
Petrol remained largely unavailable in majority of the petrol pumps in Sharjah even as the Sharjah Executive Council’s deadline for answers from the company crept past. However, no explanations were forthcoming from the ENOC group, the parent company of retailers ENOC and EPPCO that are the most affected.

To add fuel to fire, residents of Sharjah suffered from unannounced power cuts on Wednesday and Thursday. Residents complained that power was cut for over two hours from 11am to 1pm and then again from 7pm to 9pm in several parts of Sharjah, including Rolla. Last year, frequent and unannounced power cuts during the peak summer months made life miserable for residents. The Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA) said such cuts would not happen again.

Angry and frustrated motorists queued at ADNOC and Emarat pumps, waiting for hours for their turns. Others still headed to Dubai to fill up their car tanks. “This problem has crossed all limits now,” said an angry motorist who had been driving around for nearly an hour and finally queued at an Emarat pump. “We need answers.”

Answer: the price mechanism has been tampered with.

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

How does it come that the UAE is exporting huge amounts of oil to other countries while it is unable to provide fuel to its nationals at the first place. what are the plans to stop this crisis before the country loses lots of its bright reibutation. Any answer from our officals?

4:22 PM  
Anonymous Dubai Property said...

Today Dubai is better known as the “sky city” as there is truly no end to what this city can achieve within the next decade. But there is no doubt that the current financial climate is affecting the majority of Countries, Particularly Dubai affected badly. According to Khaleej time it is another big issue petrol shortage.

3:06 PM  
Blogger Flogistix said...

really?? why is that happening?? are they run out of gas??
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8:52 PM  

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