YEMEN - The Middle East Non-OPEC Decision Makers - Part 6.
The political system in Yemen is gradually stabilising Adj. 1. stabilising - causing to become stable; "the family is one of the great stabilizing elements in society"
helpful - providing assistance or serving a useful function after nearly a decade of uncertainty through much of the 1990s. The government has been fairly pragmatic in its decision making although power struggles among ministers and officials can often affect the way a decision is implemented. There are capable technocrats within the regime, but non-technical issues influence the decisions taken.
The process of decision making for the petroleum sector in the country is elaborate and can be cumbersome cum·ber·some
1. Difficult to handle because of weight or bulk. See Synonyms at heavy.
2. Troublesome or onerous.
cum . Decisions and approvals have to pass from the ministry of petroleum and mineral resources Noun 1. mineral resources - natural resources in the form of minerals
natural resource, natural resources - resources (actual and potential) supplied by nature to the Supreme Council in charge of the sector. From there, they are moved to the cabinet and then to parliament. No contract for E&P or for a downstream project is ratified rat·i·fy
tr.v. rat·i·fied, rat·i·fy·ing, rat·i·fies
To approve and give formal sanction to; confirm. See Synonyms at approve. at the top unless it has been approved by parliament. Within the ministry itself, decisions or agreements have to pass through departments and committees before they reach the minister.
A cabinet reshuffle re·shuf·fle
tr.v. re·shuf·fled, re·shuf·fling, re·shuf·fles
1. To shuffle again: reshuffle cards.
2. occurred in early May after Abdel Qader Bajammal was appointed as Prime Minister, replacing Abdel Karim Al Iryani who reportedly stepped down for health reasons after three years as prime minister. Bajammal brought in Rashid Saleh Baraba' (or Ba Rabba) as Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources (see profiles on following pages).