Fuel smuggling rising in Iran after rial value loss
Tehran, Iran, Oct.9
Iran should regulate the distribution of fuel, Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli told reporters on the sidelines of a conference in Tehran.
Rahmani argued about the increase of fuel smuggling, which has risen due to Iranian rial losing its value again.
“One of the suggestions was that we should regulate the distribution of fuel, as there are more than 350,000 immigrant fuel cards to the border areas according to the Ministry of Oil,” he said.
Fuel cards had been used to allocate subsidized gasoline quotas to car owners. The fuel card program was trumpeted as means of curbing consumption, adjusting prices and cutting down fuel smuggling.
"There are people whose cards have been issued in Tehran, but their cards are used in other provinces," Rahmani said.
He also urged for more precise control over fuel cards and their use among the car owners.