Violence flares as Iran introduces petrol rationing

Things must be getting pretty tight in Iran if the government has to ration gas to private cars at 100 litres a month which works out to 26.41 gallons!


See article By Angus McDowall in Tehran
Published: 28 June 2007

Scenes of violence and anger erupted at Iranian petrol stations after the government’s surprise announcement that fuel would be rationed from yesterday.

Thousands queued outside petrol stations on Tuesday night, fighting to fill their tanks before a midnight deadline. For several months at least, private cars will be limited to 100 litres of petrol a month.

For an in-depth  first hand analysis from Iranian blogger Hamid Tehrani go to 

Analysis: Iranians Torch Gas Stations in Protest posted by Ryan Nadel.



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