Having discovered Tuoi Tre's new English language website, Vietnews Online, I also discovered this story from Friday regarding a new 'decree' the government is 'mulling over' concerning retail fuel prices being set by the traders and being tagged to world crude prices. What really jumped out at me however was the following:
Another modification in the draft decree relates to the area size of filling stations. Area for parking must now be at least 20 meters in width and 10 meters from the pavement to fuel pumping machines.
The ministry estimates hundreds of filling stations in Ho Chi Minh City will be closed due to this new requirement.
Imagine the chaos if 'hundreds' of filling stations had to shut down...the roadside sellers of petrol will love that...or it could lead to more modern, larger and well equipped stations. What they should do is build bigger stations for cars/trucks only and leave the little ones for the bikes. I will try to follow this story and see if it develops any further.