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Fire incident in Kabul inflicts millions of dollars of losses on Afghan traders

A fire incident ripped through a major fuel market in Kabul city has resulted in millions of dollars of losses to the traders. The incident took place in Qala-e-Haidar Khan of the city and no casualties are reported yet. According

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Afghanistan tanks up on eco-friendly fuel

In late 2014, two liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) vehicle conversion centers and gas stations opened in the Afghan capital of Kabul, offering budget-conscious motorists a way to run their cars on affordable, eco-friendly fuel. They were the newest outlets of

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Oil price drops by 20% in Afghanistan

Oil price has declined by 40% around the world over the past 5 years, which has resulted in a 20% decline in oil price in Afghanistan. Afghan Ministry of Commerce and Industries (MoCI) spokesperson, Musafir Quqandi, said the Ministry would

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Iran plans to export more fuel to Afghanistan and Iraq

Iran plans to supply more fuel to Afghanistan and Iraq in an attempt to boost its export revenues. Managing Director of National Iranian Oil Products Distribution Company (NIOPDC), Mostafa Kashkouli, said Iran expected a significant boost in its volume of

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Fuel prices hike in Afghanistan due to hoarding

The Fuel and Liquid Gas Enterprise (FLGE) revealed the names of companies that have resorted to hoarding, causing a wave of inflation on fuel prices in Afghanistan. Rahmanian Company, Ghazanfar Fuel Company, Afghan Petrol, Noor Sadiq Ansari, Younes Company and

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Food and Fuel prices go down in Kabul

(Pajhwok Afghan News Weekly Price Report) The prices of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), oil and some food items decreased, while the prices of dollar and Iranian gold increased during the outgoing week in capital Kabul, retailers said on Thursday. Food

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Ghazanfar oil refinery resumes work

Ghazanfar Group resumed its oil-processing  operation at the Hairaton port in northern Balkh province in the presence of a number of high government officials. The oil refinery was closed for four months after oil importing companies raised objections against Ghazanfar

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Russia offers oil to Afghanistan at a discounted rate

Russia has agreed to sell oil to Afghanistan at a discounted price of USD 95 on each ton of oil and USD 55 on each ton of diesel fuel. Afghan Ministry of Commerce and Industries approached Russia for an oil

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Afghanistan, Russia to sign fuel agreement

In a bid to prevent prices of fuel from soaring any further, the Afghan government plans to increase fuel imports from Russia. With advent of winter season, the heightened demand for fuel has resulted in soaring prices of fuel in

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Fuel prices on the rise before arrival of winter season

A number of Kabul residents have complained about the escalating fuel prices before the arrival of the winter season. The residents accused the government of failing to bring down fuel prices. Meanwhile, government officials have promised to prevent any further

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Price of gold and fuel jumps up in Kabul

Pajhwok Afghan News Weekly Price Report-Gold, fuel and gas prices increased while other daily-use commodity rates stayed unchanged during the outgoing week in Kabul, retailers said on Thursday. Abdul Basir, a jeweler in the Lycee-i-Maryam neighborhood, told Pajhwok Afghan News

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Fuel and gold prices down in Kabul

Pajhwok Afghan News Weekly Price Report: The price of diesel, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and gold fell, but food rates remained unchanged during the outgoing week in Kabul, retailers said on Thursday. The rate of one litre of diesel fell

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Largest fuel reserve to establish in Baghlan province

By Kamaluddin Koshan Local officials said that the largest fuel reserve in Afghanistan with a capacity of storing 500 tons of fuel will be established in Baghlan province. Abdul Karim Shaheen, Head of the Fuel Department in Baghlan, said the

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Gold rates plunge, dollar down against afghani

Pajhwok Afghan News Weekly Price Report: The prices of gold fell and that of diesel jumped in Kabul markets during the outgoing week, when rates of other daily-use commodities stayed stable, retailers sad on Thursday. One litre of diesel was

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Rice, sugar, gold prices fall

Pajhwok Afghan News weekly price report: The prices of rice, sugar, gold and cedar wood decreased during the outgoing going week in the capital Kabul, retailers said on Thursday. The price of a 50-kilogram bag of Pakistani sugar fell from

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Afghanistan to further strengthen cooperation with Iran despite the US sanctions

Attaching great importance to Kabul’s ties with Iran, a senior Afghan Foreign Ministry official said in a press conference in Kabul that Afghanistan will continue its relations with the neighboring country despite the US sanctions. Ministry’s Spokesman Janan Mosazai said

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Fuel to Afghan forces may have violated Iran sanctions

Amid speculations that the US funds could have been used for fuel purchases from Iran, US Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction urged the Pentagon to enhance oversight of how US money is being spent. According to General John Sopko,

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ACCI calls for control of substandard fuel entering Afghanistan

Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) called for the Afghan National Standards Authority (ANSA) to carryout enhanced observations of the fuel. The request comes as the Ministry of Commerce Oil and Gas Enterprise Department reduced prices on the fuel

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Rising fuel prices linked to road blockades

PAN-Fuel, excluding diesel, and gold prices went up in Kabul markets during the outgoing week, dealers said on Thursday. Haji Sultan, who owns a wood stall in Dashti-i-Barchi neighbourhood, said 560 kilograms of cedar wood went up by 200 afghanis

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Fuel prices down in Kabul

Zarghona Salehi (PAN)- Prices of petroleum products dipped during the outgoing week in Kabul, with rates of other essential daily-use commodities staying stable, dealers said on Thursday. A litre of petrol cost 55 afs and diesel 60 afs against their

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Dozens of liquid gas stores shut down in Herat

A number of liquid gas stores have been shut down by government authorizes for selling liquid gas at high prices. According to the Head of Herat’s Fuel and Liquid Gas, Khesraw Abdullah, a survey of the liquid gas stores was

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Gas dealers selling gas at high prices penalized

The Pajhwok Afghan News reports that Ministry of Commerce and Industries has banned a gas company and sealed 10 gas outlets for selling gas at prices higher than 64 AFN per kilogram. The Director of Fuel Management Department of the

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Distress on the rise as gas prices are increasing

As the winter season has approached, gas prices have jumped up by 30%. A number of Kabul residents blame the government for its lack of attention in this regard Presently, liquid gas is sold at 70 AFN per kilo, while

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Fuel prices increasing in Afghanistan with the arrival of the winter

A number of Kabul residents complain about the rising prices of fuel and urge the government to take measures to resolve the issue. The coming winter accompanied by the government’s failure to curb rising fuel prices in the country has

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Price of gold up and food stable in Kabul

According to the Pajhwok Afghan News Agency’s weekly price report, price of gold went up during the outgoing week in Kabul, while prices of commodities remained stable. The price of one gram of Arabian gold increased from 2,400 AFN to

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