Iran restores operations of majority of fuel stations across country following cyberattack

Oil&Gas Materials 1 November 2021 20:16 (UTC +04:00)

TEHRAN, Iran, Nov. 1


Over 3000 of Iran's gas stations were pumping fuel again after a major cyberattack caused widespread disruption on Tuesday, the NIOPDC spox said, Trend reports citing IRNA.

By now, 3,100 gas stations in the country have been linked to the Iranian distribution network and are filling tanks at the standard price, the spokesperson of the National Iranian Oil Product Distribution Company (NIOPDC), Fatemeh Kahi said.

Iran's subsidized gasoline distribution system was partially restored on Sunday, five days after an unprecedented cyberattack by unknown perpetrators.

Out of a total of 4,300 fuel stations across the country, 3,100 are connected to the central fuel distribution system, she said.

The spokesperson of the NIOPDC expressed hope that by the end of the day, all fuel stations will be connected to the online petrol distribution system in order to deliver subsidized fuel.

A major cyberattack has hit Iran’s online petrol distribution system affecting fuel stations across the country.