Iran vil slutte salget av subsidiert bensin i slutten av september. Det er en politisk gamble av myndighetene. Iran må importere bensin pga manglende raffinerikapasitet, og den er følgelig dyr.

Iran is to halt the sale of subsidised petrol from late September as part of plans to phase out subsidies on energy products, reports said.

«Based on decisions taken, from the second half of this (Iranian) year, the rationed petrol sales will be stopped,» said Iran’s fuel transportation organisation head Mohammad Royanian.

From September «the rationing of petrol will be scrapped,» he was quoted as saying in our sister publication, the Gulf Daily News.

He did not say what the new, unsubsidised price of petrol would be, according to the report.

Iranians are currently allocated 60 litres of petrol a month at a subsidised rate of IR1,000 ($0.10).

These sales would be stopped, according to Royanian, who did not reveal the new price. Any other purchase of petrol over and above the rationed quota is at a price of IR4,000. – TradeArabia News Service