Iran filling stations not ready for new fuel cards

While the program to again use fuel cards is due to be launched soon, Bijan Haj-Mohammadreza, head of the Filling Stations Union, says almost half the pumps at the gas stations are not equipped with the necessary software and hardware.

Last month the National Iranian Oil Products Distribution Company informed car and motorcycle owners to reactivate their old fuel cards or apply for new ones. Through the project, gasoline smart cards, which were used for buying fuel rations in the past, are now connected to bank cards for easy payment, ISNA reported.

“At the gas stations almost 55% of fuel nozzles are connected to the new system and the rest need to be upgraded or repaired,” Haj-Mohammadreza said.