Motorists should pay surcharge at the pumps

Financial Tribune – A s per law, vehicle owners should be charged an extra amount at pumps for filling up their tanks, head of Iran Gas Station Owners Union said.

“According to the $37.6 billion budget for the current fiscal year (March 2019-20), motorists should be pay a surcharge when filling up,” Vali Atapour was quoted as saying by ILNA Wednesday.

“Talks are underway with the government and we expect that the law to be implemented later this month [if officials are convinced].”

Asked about the extra amount, he said the law says it should be between 10 to 20% of the purchased fuel price depending on the location of the station [the more far-flung the gas station is, the more should be the extra charge]. The union reportedly is of the opinion that the fee should be at least 30% [of the purchased fuel price].