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Fuel smuggled to Afghanistan through a renowned Iranian company

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Fuel smuggled to Afghanistan through a renowned Iranian company

Iran smuggling oilA number of Iranian newspapers have reported about the smuggling of fuel to Afghanistan through a well-known Iranian company.

The Khorasan Gazette from the Razavi Khorasan Province nicknamed the company as “R”, and it does not name any Iranian government authority that has accused the company for any smuggling acts.

The newspaper also refuses to mention the name of the Iranian institute with which the company is associated.

Meanwhile, the accusations are also supported by Iran’s customs department.

According to the newspaper, diesel formed a significant portion of the fuel that was going to be smuggled to Afghanistan.

Most of the fuel owned by the company was subsidized by the government.

Iran’s parliament is recently in dispute over the question of subsidizing energy sources.

Smuggling of energy sources through various ways and means has intensified as a result of low energy prices. Some lawmakers have proposed a raise in the price of diesel fuel and gasoline.

Iran’s parliament imposed a ban on the implementation of the second phase of the plan to abolish state subsidies for energy sources. The first phase of the plan to abolish the subsidies was carried out in December of 2010. Some 450,000 rials ($15 at market rate) are transferred each month to the bank account of each person as compensation under this phase.

According to official statistics, in 2009, prior to the first phase on removal of subsidies, 10 million liters of gasoline and diesel were smuggled per day from Iran. In 2011, this figure fell to three million liters per day. (Trends.az)

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