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Fuel Conservation Co. Wants Permanent End to Subsidies

Fuel Conservation Co. Wants  Permanent End to Subsidies Fuel Conservation Co. Wants  Permanent End to Subsidies

The policy of subsidizing gasoline is visibly not sustainable nor is it compatible with national interest as it has resulted, among other things, in encouraging  border dwellers to smuggle fuel, said the managing director of Iran Fuel Conservation Company, a subsidiary of National Iranian Oil Company.
"Smuggling $13 million worth of diesel and gasoline every day is not the work of ordinary folks… and is being done in a rather systematic manner," Afkar News quoted Mohsen Delaviz as saying at the weekend.
The systemic illicit trade is lucrative to the extent that very few people in the border regions like Sistan-Baluchestan can resist the temptation and the government must not let this problem spread its roots “by taking proper measures, one of which is putting an end to the multi-billion dollar gasoline and diesel subsidies.”

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