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Buying fuel in Iran

Posted: Fri May 11, 2018 3:53 pm
by Fred DC
Hello,
I'll be travelling in Iran by motorcycle in June and I'll like to know how it works with fuel lately.
I read the topic about it here but I'd like to have feed back about recent experiences.
Can I cross the country without buying a fuel card?
What is the price of unleaded fuel for foreigners?
Thanks

Re: Buying fuel in Iran

Posted: Sat May 12, 2018 7:25 am
by steven
Do keep us up to date if you find out something new, but AFAIK info on caravanistan driving iran page is still current.

Re: Buying fuel in Iran

Posted: Sat May 12, 2018 9:44 am
by Fred DC
Yes I will Steven
Thanks

Re: Buying fuel in Iran

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:21 pm
by Van_Gogh
No, you don't have to buy your own fuel card. Price for normal fuel is around 2,000 Toman/liter, depending on the location.

Re: Buying fuel in Iran

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:37 pm
by pjsteenbergen
Just travelled for a month in Iran by motorcycle. Did not need a fuel card, gasoline (bensin) costs 10.000 rial per litre (1.000 toman). I always take the normal stuff with the red grip, never experienced any performance issues.

I have heard from a local that by law there is special pricing for tourists by car. These regulations have not (yet) been extended to motorcycle travellers.

Re: Buying fuel in Iran

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:16 am
by sekimdr
From May 16th, 2016, for 28 days, I traveled Iran with my car.
I didn't buy fuel card, but I could buy fuels without any problem. I didn't know about that card during my travelling.

Re: Buying fuel in Iran

Posted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:58 am
by RonaldK
Traveling now in Iran. No need for a card, just IRR cash.
Quality is ok but lower on octane. Octane booster sometimes helps performances, you can buy them at 50÷ of the stations

Re: Buying fuel in Iran

Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:11 pm
by Elki
we crossed Iran north to south from early Sept to early Nov 2018 with a big rig. we made it an habit to fill up once we used 200 Liters of Diesel. Official price for locals with card was 300 Toman/L. For us, the filling station attendant used his card, with which the price changed to 600
This was basically no problem in the north, but got more difficult en route from Esfahan towards Yazd and in fact became IMPOSSIBLE further south: no card no diesel ... but nobody could tell us how to get a card. We got some unexpected help, arranging for us to get 200L.
Towards Bandar Abbas, we did not try anymore, the queues at the pump stations were endless ...

Re: Buying fuel in Iran

Posted: Fri May 03, 2019 6:10 pm
by Elki
Update on my comment of 17 Dec 2018: in April 2019 we travelled south to north from Bandar Abbas via Kerman, Yazd and Tabas to Mashhad.
Same story as last year: south of Yazd its tricky to get Diesel, either pump attendants dont have or pretend not to have a card or let you fill with the filling running at 300T/L and then ask for 1'000T/L. From Yazd northwards its not a problem, the price changes to 600T/L but typically you dont get more than 100 Liters.
We have a Euro5 engine, never had a problem with the quality of the Diesel.

Re: Buying fuel in Iran

Posted: Sat May 04, 2019 6:35 am
by roro
Hi,
"We have a Euro5 engine, never had a problem with the quality of the Diesel."
How many kilometers have you done since the first time you used Iran diesel (Or from any country in this area)?
Don't forget that if "bad" diesel damages your injectors (then after bad injectors will damage your motor…) you can't see that only after a lot of thousands kilometers!
But , may be , nwadays diesel is better in Iran than before (I'v travelled in Iran with my car in 2011, 2015 ,2018).
RR .