Iran Plans 50 New CNG Stations

A053932110.jpgTEHRAN (FNA)- Tehran plans to open around 50 compressed natural gas stations with plans to expand to surrounding cities by March 2009, an official said.

Mohammad Rouyanian, head of Iran’s fuel management and transportation headquarters, made the announcement on the sidelines of a ceremony for the opening of a CNG station in the Iranian capital.

He cautioned, however, that only city residents may use the CNG stations for their vehicles.

Meantime, Rouyanian had earlier announced a twofold increase in the price of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG).

Rouyanian told MNA last week that the “the government has decided to raise the price of compressed natural gas and has given the Oil Ministry until the end of the month of Aban (21 November) to lay down the procedure for enforcing this executive order”.

“The price of CNG at pumping stations which used to be 20 Tomans per liter will rise to 40 Tomans per liter as of 22 November,” he added.

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