EghtesadOnline: Rationing gasoline and raising pump prices by 200% that started on Nov. 15 will have no substantial effect on curbing fuel smuggling, says a deputy chief of the Goods and Foreign Exchange Anti-Smuggling Headquarters.
EghtesadOnline: Despite the drawbacks and mounting grievances about the sudden gasoline rationing plan, the new policy would help the National Iranian Oil Company not to import gasoline in the foreseeable future, a former head of the Iranian Fuel Conservation Company said.
EghtesadOnline: The Majlis Research Center has announced that implementing the fuel rationing system saved the country as much as $100 billion between 2007 and 2015.
EghtesadOnline: Reviving the gasoline rationing system with two rates can help curtail rampant smuggling and help boost exports, a board member of the Iranian Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Products Exporters’ Association said.
EghtesadOnline: The Industries Ministry has no plan for now to distribute essential goods via electronic coupons, the deputy minister for domestic trade said.
EghtesadOnline: Rationing of essential goods is a less corruption-inducing approach in the current economic situation facing Iran, says Mostafa Hashemitaba, a veteran politician who served as industries minister for three years during the 1980-88 Iraq-imposed war.