Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Iran Claims Gasoline Self-Sufficiency

The Iranian government announced today that its production of gasoline has reached over 66 million liters a day, making the country completely self-sufficient [Mehr News Agency, 7 September]. Iran was for decades importing more than a third of its gasoline needs from Europe and Asia. Faced with the sanctions imposed last month on the sale of gasoline to Iran, the government said it started a crash program to produce all its gasoline needs. The government spokesman did not explain why the country had not started such program decades earlier to avoid spending so much of its hard currency on gasoline imports.

For complete Mehr report in Farsi, please visit: http://www.mehrnews.com/fa/newsdetail.aspx?NewsID=1147692


Anonymous said...

IT IS true
the infrastructure was there, it only needed upgrading with a few hundred millions.

Weapons of Mass Deception said...

Is this extra gasoline from strategic reserves or from new or "upgraded" refineries?... BTW, I hope they have credible defences in place against stealth UCAV's.

Anonymous said...

That is sure a great job af Ahmi Nejad Government to offer real prices for Gas.
The iranian Believed always the GAS must be provided more and less charge free from Government
with the Gas Prices in 5-10 Cent per liter.

nobody will build an rafinery.
you must have real proces for GAS in order to be profitable making new Investments in new Rafinery.

Anonymous said...

@WMD BTW, I hope they have credible defences in place against, two of these have been shot down by RPG over AfPak border and parts and material have already been sent to Iran. Don't believe me ask the Iranian military!

Anonymous said...

"Don't believe me ask the Iranian military!".

Is there an 800 number we can call to verify and get some pretty pictures?

Anonymous said...

So, the Government has made this claim. We are yet to hear from the people of Iran as to whether they have enough gas. In time and slowly, we will hear what they have to say. In the meantime we will ignore the paid Bassiji that come to this site.

Amir Taheri said...

I think its fair to look back and see this as a success.