Those interested in political and trade union affairs are still calling for capping the profits of fuel companies in Morocco, in addition to creating a number of investments to enhance competitiveness in the fuel market.
Opposition deputies have repeatedly called for an end to the black market’s control of fuel, after gasoline prices have reached more than 12 dirhams. The same applies to gasoline, as a result of the lack of respect for fair competition rules.
And behind the rise in fuel prices, a negative impact on the daily living of Moroccans, after the increases that occurred in various consumer goods, especially imported ones, as a result of the increase in shipping costs.
The Competition Council also decided to return the fuel file to the investigation stage, after the new provisions amending the Council’s legal framework entered into force, following its issuance in the Official Gazette.
In this regard, Al-Hussein Al-Yamani, the general secretary of the National Syndicate of Oil and Gas, demanded, in a press statement obtained by newspaper 24, to reduce the pressure posed by hydrocarbons on the daily sustenance of Moroccans.
Al-Yamani said that the current government is required to cap the profits of hydrocarbon companies or raise the tax applied on them, in addition to the need to return to oil refining, as an urgent measure to reduce the high price crisis.
The general secretary of the National Syndicate of Oil and Gas also called on the government to search for other resources for the state treasury, the most important of which is wealth taxation, highlighting the need to stop enriching the lobbies that control the market.
The same speaker criticized the issue of defending the liberalization of fuel prices, under the pretext of directing expenditures to the development of the health and education sectors for Moroccans, highlighting that Moroccans are the ones who support these sectors.