Iran, Islamic Republic of
Iran, Islamic Republic of - 3.1 Fuel

Fuel Overview

In the past, Iran had limited domestic fuel refining capacity, and domestic demand relied on imports of refined products, especially gasoline. In response to international sanctions and the resulting difficulty in purchasing refined products, Iran’s domestic refining capacity expanded. As a result, since 2018 and after completion of several refinery projects, Iran stopped importing petrol and began exporting this product. Currently, Iran has a well-established infrastructure for fuel supply and storage, with numerous refineries and storage facilities strategically located across different regions.

One of the strategies to control inflation in the country have always been subsidizing petrol price. The significant price gap of petrol in Iran and neighbouring countries has increased the fuel trafficking.

Fuel distribution in Iran involves both government-owned companies and private distributors. The National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC), a state-owned entity, plays a central role in fuel production, refining, and distribution. Additionally, several private companies are authorized to import, distribute, and sell fuel products under government regulations.


For more information on government and fuel provider contact details, please see the following links: 4.1 Government Contact List and 4.7 Fuel Providers Contact List.

Information may also be found at: which is updated monthly. 

Fuel Pricing

Fuel prices are fixed by government of Iran. The government subsidies fuel and each car owner is entitled to certain amount of fuel in one month – 60 L – that can be purchased at the price of IRR 15,000 IRR. Thereafter, fuel can be purchased at price of 30,000 IRR.


Fuel Prices per Litre as of: 26 FEB  2024

(local currency and USD - $)


 30,000 Rials and 0.076 US$ 


 6,000 Rials and 0.015 US$ 



 Jet A-1


Seasonal Variations 

Seasonal Variations

Are there national priorities in the availability of fuel? (i.e. are there restrictions or priorities for the provision of fuel such as to the military?)


Is there a rationing system?


Is fuel to lower income / vulnerable groups subsidized?


Can the local industry expand fuel supply to meet humanitarian needs?


Is it possible for a humanitarian organization to directly contract a reputable supplier / distributor to provide its fuel needs?

UN: Yes



Fuel Transportation

There is no pipeline to the main cities for fuel. The only pipelines are for Gas. Internal transportation of fuel products is carried out by Tankers. Road situation and transportation infrastructure and fleet are sufficient to handle current domestic needs as well as increased demand from the humanitarian community.  

Standards, Quality and Testing

Industry Control Measures

Do tanks have adequate protection against water mixing with the fuel?


Are there filters in the system which monitor where fuel is loaded into aircraft?


Is there adequate epoxy coating of tanks on trucks?


Is there a presence of suitable firefighting equipment?



Standards Authority

Is there a national or regional standards authority?


If yes, please identify the appropriate national and/or regional authority.



If yes, are the standards adequate/properly enforced?



Testing Laboratories

Are there national testing laboratories?



Fuel Quality Testing Laboratory


National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution Co. 


National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution Co. 


N 4. Varsho Street. Ostad Nejatolahi Street

Telephone and Fax

Tel: 00982188928220

Fax: 00982188498950




Standards Used

Iran Petroleum Standards



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