Petrol Crisis in Iran - Pictures




 
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Boots
 
June 27th, 2007  
phoenix80
 
 

Topic: Petrol Crisis in Iran - Pictures


Petrol Crisis


I am getting some first hand reports from inside of Iran about the situation resulted from fuel ration policy which will go into effect as of tonight midnight (local time) through out the country.

Angry people have blocked the main highway in Tehran and several serious clashes have occurred in gas stations across the capital. The amount of anger among the people is such that police forces have refused to intervene in some parts of the city where roads are blocked and people have shattered the buildings' windows. And some reports indicate that 50 petrol stations were set ablaze in Tehran alone and at least 3 people died in the clashes.

Regime's ISNA news agency has many photos: Pictures 1, Pictures 2, Pictures 3 , Pictures 4, Pictures 5 and Iran press news has some more .

For now, thousands of people are moving from the eastern part of Tehran towards downtown in what appears to be a crowd of angry people protesting the regime's policies.

This is the Achilles heal of the regime and the mullahs are digging their own graves.

Update 1: More Photos, Even More Pix

Update 2: Cars are being torched and set ablaze through out the city, especially western part of Tehran, and it seems the situation is out of control for regime.
June 27th, 2007  
phoenix80
 
 
Petrol




Check these photos

That's how rationing petrol is affecting the people's daily lives across Iran. Photos were taken in SE of the country near the Pakistan-Iranian border where local people are selling gasoline and other types of fuel to car owners for higher prices. This is a black market so to speak. Since the gas stations are extremely crowded and some clashes reported over petrol and ration cards, ordinary people just buy gas wherever they can and at any available price in order not to go through the frustrating hassle of ration cards and long lines in the stations. Interesting, isn't it?
June 27th, 2007  
Infern0
 
i am confidant that regieme change in iran will come hard on the tail of an event such as this, from their own people, as the revolutionary generation gets replaced by the younger folk who know only the repression that goes on in iran.
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Boots
June 27th, 2007  
phoenix80
 
 
I hope u r right!
June 27th, 2007  
phoenix80
 
 
This is the Achilles heal of the regime and the mullahs are digging their own graves.

Update 1: More Photos, Even More Pix , A blogger from Tehran

Update 2: Cars are being torched and set ablaze through out the city, especially western part of Tehran, and it seems the situation is out of control for regime.

BBC Covering the protests

Update 3: More photos from last night
June 27th, 2007  
phoenix80
 
 
I am getting some first hand reports from inside of Iran about the situation resulted from fuel ration policy which will go into effect as of tonight midnight (local time) through out the country.

Angry people have blocked the main highway in Tehran and several serious clashes have occurred in gas stations across the capital. The amount of anger among the people is such that police forces have refused to intervene in some parts of the city where roads are blocked and people have shattered the buildings' windows. And some reports indicate that 50 petrol stations were set ablaze in Tehran alone and at least 3 people died in the clashes.

Regime's ISNA news agency has many photos: Pictures 1, Pictures 2, Pictures 3 , Pictures 4, Pictures 5 and Iran press news has some more .

For now, thousands of people are moving from the eastern part of Tehran towards downtown in what appears to be a crowd of angry people protesting the regime's policies.
June 27th, 2007  
Donkey
 
 
I read somewhere how the people where like we are surrounded by oil why do we need gas rationing????

I guess they don't grasp that you need to refine the oil to make gas....Iran relies on 40% gasoline imports....DOH!

Funny how the middle east may have most the oil but the west supplies most the tech to make that oil usable...
June 28th, 2007  
mmarsh
 
 
A rather rare instance that the Mullahs and the west agree on something.

A shortage of oil refineries.
June 29th, 2007  
boris116
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Donkey
I read somewhere how the people where like we are surrounded by oil why do we need gas rationing????

I guess they don't grasp that you need to refine the oil to make gas....Iran relies on 40% gasoline imports....DOH!

Funny how the middle east may have most the oil but the west supplies most the tech to make that oil usable...
The Government subsidies the gas prices in Iran, so it is ridiculously cheap(I have heard - 38 cents/liter!), so it loses money on it.
Then it has to invest into oil refineries...

by some reason, it had lower priority than investments into the nuclear weapons research, support for terrorism and other very important things,,,
June 29th, 2007  
phoenix80
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by boris116
The Government subsidies the gas prices in Iran, so it is ridiculously cheap(I have heard - 38 cents/liter!), so it loses money on it.
Then it has to invest into oil refineries...

by some reason, it had lower priority than investments into the nuclear weapons research, support for terrorism and other very important things,,,
exactly. Instead of building some oil refineries, they insist on having nuclear power plants and one wonders why.
 


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