Smart Fuel Cards mandatory from August 2019 in Iran

The plan to restart the use of smart fuel cards in Iran will come into effect in August 2019.

As per a directive issued by the National Iranian Oil Products Distribution Company, car owners as of August 11 will be able to buy fuel at the pumps only if they have a smart fuel card, IRNA reported.

According to NIOPDC, using fuel station owners' cards instead of car owners' smart cards will be illegal from the day the new rule takes effect.

The directive said the plan, which was first implemented in 2007, has nothing to do with fuel rationing as had been rumoured over the past few months when gasoline prices, the cards and rationing issues became the talk of the town.