It may be asked why Iran, which has the second largest oil reserves in the world, has been forced to introduce a gasoline rationing system.Nothing causes public discontent like low gas prices.
The answer is very simple: Iran was selling gasoline at a very low price and this had led to extravagant gasoline consumption, the waste of public funds, and many other problems such as choking air pollution and heavy traffic congestion.
When the government and parliament were reluctant to free up gasoline prices, fearing more inflation and public discontent, the only remaining option was to ration it.
Just a few days passed since the rationing was introduced, the majority of the citizens, especially in big cities, seem to be happy with the policy as there is less traffic congestion and less air pollution.Let's see, the money saved by gas rationing will help them solve the problems "already emerging from rationing." It all makes perfect sense.
Now the money saved from importing gasoline, which stood at 5 billion dollars last year, must be used to develop an effective and modern public transportation system and end the artificial petrol prices at the earliest time and resolve inevitable problems which are already emerging from rationing.
Crossposted on Soccer Dad