Osama Kamel, Petroleum and Mineral Resources Minister, recently appointed Saeed Mustafa, previous president of Petro Trade, to serve as president of the Egypt Petroleum company, succeeding Nassar Abu al-Saeed. Tariq al-Mala was appointed vice president of the company, tasked with overseeing operations on behalf of the Petroleum Ministry, succeeding Amru Mustafa. This staff shuffling came amidst a recent diesel crisis suffered throughout the country within the last 48 hours.
Following these developments, Sharif Hadaru was appointed executive president of the Petroleum Authority, and tasked with containing the crisis by pumping an additional one million litres over the last 24 hours into stations administered by the Public Service Unit of the Armed Forces.
Egypt’s petroleum minister held a meeting Sunday night with Ahmed al-Muwafi, president of Egypt’s Supply Agency, and Mahmud Showqi, president of the National Services Authority, in order to identify ways to speed up the process of implementing measures necessary to contain the crisis.