Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. L

No 50

10-December-2007

IRAN

Gasoline Markets in Iran: An Economic Perspective On Issues And Solutions

By Cyrus H Tahmassebi

Dr Tahmassebi, who wrote this article for MEES, was Ashland Incs Chief Economist and Director of Market Research before his retirement from that company in 1996. He is now an independent consultant.

Irans gasoline shortage and growing dependency on imports of this fuel have been widely discussed inside and outside Iran. The problem, which began...