Customers fill their cars at a petrol station in the Iranian capital Tehran on May 25, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ATTA KENARE
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Iran, a net importer of gasoline, may start exporting the fuel once the Gulf Star oil refinery begins operating in late August, Fars agency reported.The OPEC member currently imports 9 million liters per day of gasoline, Fars reported Tuesday, citing Naser Sajadi, managing director of National Iranian Oil Products Distribution Co. Iran's domestic consumption rose 2 percent to 70 million liters a day over the past 11 months compared with the same period in the previous year, according to the report.Iran will stop importing gasoline once the refinery opens and will export the fuel for at least 10 years, IRNA reported.
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