22 May 2007 - 14:22
  • News Code: 105313
Petrol Use to Fall to 62m Lit. by Rationing

TEHRAN -- Iran’s daily gasoline consumption would fall to 60-62 million liters from current 80 million liters when the rationing plan was enforced, said the managing director of National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution Co. (NIORDC) here Tuesday.

Mohammad-Reza Nematzadeh, also the deputy petroleum minister, added the rationing plan was finalized in the cabinet and petrol quotas would be announced soon.

Fuel smart cards would be issued for all public transports under direct supervision of Interior Ministry, said the official, adding all gasoline-fueled vehicles’ need would be met.

There were 8.3 million cars in the country, out of which 2.3 million belonged to the public service, 150 thousand to the government, and the rest were personal automobiles, he said.

Petrol quota for the public service would be higher than their average daily use, he added.

Gasoline price in Iran went from 800 rials (8.6 cents) per liter to 1,000 rials (10.8 cents) and is supplied only with smart card as of today.

Interior and petroleum ministries in a joint statement announced the new conditions of gasoline supply.

Iran’s Minister of Petroleum Seyed Kazem Vaziri-Hamaneh Tuesday announced that the cabinet would determine the petrol quota for cars and taxicabs on June 7.

The minister added petrol was supplied in all filling stations with smart card as of today.

He expressed hope all smart cards would be distributed by June 7 and the rationing would take effect at that date.

 

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