Written by Gregory R. Copley   Thursday, 26 August 2010 13:56

Major new energy issues are about to transform still further the strategic balance of the Horn of Africa and the Red Sea, with foreseeable consequences for the global energy market over the coming decade. Soon-to-be-evident new wealth in the Red

The Eritrean government, due to serious shortage of hard currency it faced, has this week banned the sale of gas to the public, reliable sources in Asmara disclosed. The government has also taken measures to possess and own all NGO vehicles. The source indicated that security forces were randomly pulling over private-owned vehicles at check points, attempting to seize them as well. The government is also expected to halt the movement of government-owned vehicles drastically. Paralyzed by a crumbled economy, the government has not been able to supply distributors with the required gas for sometime now. 

The Eritrean government, due to serious shortage of hard currency it faced, has this week banned the sale of gas to the public, reliable sources in Asmara disclosed. The government has also taken measures to possess and own all NGO vehicles. The source indicated that security forces were randomly pulling over private-owned vehicles at check points, attempting to seize them as well. The government is also expected to halt the movement of government-owned vehicles drastically. Paralyzed by a crumbled economy, the government has not been able to supply distributors with the required gas for sometime now.