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
The session was
attended by Oil Minister Kazem Vaziri-Hamaneh and Interior Minister Mostafa
Chaired by First
Vice-Speaker Mohammad-Reza Bahonar, the session was held upon request made by a
number of MPs.
implementation of petrol rationing as of Wednesday, Majlis invited
Vaziri-Hamaneh to attend its open session the same day to respond to MPs
People line up to get gas before prices go
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.
attacking a gas station in Tehran
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.
three-month period, the government will formulate new plans to settle the petrol
problem and prevent people from facing