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Iran's Parliament holds unofficial session behind closed doors to discuss petrol rationing

Tehran, June 27, IRNA - The Islamic Consultative Assembly (Majlis) here Wednesday held an unofficial session behind closed doors to discuss mechanisms for implementation of petrol rationing.

A gas station burning in Tehran
The session was attended by Oil Minister Kazem Vaziri-Hamaneh and Interior Minister Mostafa Pour-Mohammadi.
Chaired by First Vice-Speaker Mohammad-Reza Bahonar, the session was held upon request made by a number of MPs.
Following implementation of petrol rationing as of Wednesday, Majlis invited Vaziri-Hamaneh to attend its open session the same day to respond to MPs questions.

People line up to get gas before prices go up

The Oil Ministry issued a statement Tuesday night saying petrol for all vehicles and motorcycles would be rationed as of Wednesday.
It said private cars which cannot use compressed natural gas (CNG) would get 100 liters of petrol a month, and those with CNG would get 30 liters.
The maximum quota for each government car is 10 liters per day.


People attacking a gas station in Tehran
After announcing petrol rationing, Vaziri-Hamaneh said, "The government will not let people face problem in supplying petrol." He added, "With respect to the quota, people will face no problem in supplying petrol for the next three months.
"After the three-month period, the government will formulate new plans to settle the petrol problem and prevent people from facing difficulties."

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