Iranian Motorists to Get 100 liters Extra Fuel
( Fars News Agency) Iranian motorists will from Sunday be able to buy an extra 100 liters of subsidized gasoline in a one-off allocation in addition to a monthly quota of 100 liters.
Iran is the world's fourth largest oil producer but lacks refining capacity and must import large amounts of gasoline to cover its needs.
To curb soaring consumption of heavily-subsidized gasoline costing only 1,000 rials per liter (around 10 Cents), Iran launched rationing in June.
The Iran daily on Saturday quoted acting Oil Minister Gholam Hossein Nozari as saying motorists would be allocated the extra fuel as a one-off "travel quota" to be used before the end of the current Iranian year (March 20, 2008).
"The Oil Ministry has been ordered to allocate an additional 100-litre gasoline quota to the quota of private cars," he was quoted as saying.