People buying petrol at a station on Nguyen Cong Tru Street in Hanoi (Photo: VNA/VNS)

Environmental tax hike rejected

The National Assembly Standing Committee has not approved the Ministry of Finance’s proposal to almost triple the environmental protection tax on oil and gas consumption, citing potential harm to consumers.
Police officers prosecuted in Tien Giang

Police officers prosecuted in Tien Giang

The Criminal Investigation Department notified their decision yesterday to prosecute three police officers in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang for abusing their position and power while on duty.
HCM City to curb smuggling of gasoline

HCM City to curb smuggling of gasoline

The Ministry of Industry and Trade on March 14 held a conference in Ho Chi Minh City to discuss measures to prevent the smuggling of gasoline.
Smuggled Petrol Keeps Flowing Out of Viet Nam

Smuggled Petrol Keeps Flowing Out of Viet Nam

Despite a price increase on July 21, the domestic petrol still costs VND5,000 less than that in Cambodia, which is about US$1.5 per liter. Therefore, petrol is still been smuggled across the border.
Crackdown Needed to Halt Petrol Smuggling, PM Says

Crackdown Needed to Halt Petrol Smuggling, PM Says

Authorities must take urgent and temporary administrative measures to monitor the trading of petroleum and to prevent illegal exports along the southwest border, according to a recent dispatch sent out by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung.
Truckers Smuggle Petrol to Cambodia

Truckers Smuggle Petrol to Cambodia

Ten of thousands of liters of petrol is smuggled to Cambodia everyday from the Mekong Delta province of An Giang. The smugglers start work at the crack of dawn in the border town of Tinh Bien when trucks with Cambodian plates begin waiting to buy petrol.