Gasoline Import a Stopgap Solution

Gasoline Import a Stopgap Solution
Gasoline Import a Stopgap Solution

Importing gasoline to plug fuel shortage is not feasible, as per capita gasoline consumption in Iran, with a population of 83 million, is above the global average, the head of the Energy Commission of Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture said.
“The stopgap solution may have short-term benefits, but it is illogical, unsustainable and ineffective in the long run because the more fuel is supplied, the more demand rises and the vicious cycle will never end,” Arash Najafi was also quoted as saying by ILNA.
For a country in which gasoline consumption is three times higher than that of China, importing gasoline to redress the imbalance is a recipe for disaster, as the ever-growing demand will never stop and reducing the demand will remain a far cry, he added.


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