Iran Hikes Gasoline Prices 25 Percent

Wages Much Lower In Iran Than U.S.

ran jumped gasoline prices 25 percent Tuesday in a new blow to consumers already disgruntled over high inflation, and the government said it will begin rationing fuel in two weeks.

The moves are sure to increase public dissatisfaction with hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, whose oil-rich nation faces the same quandary as the U.S. and its rising prices at the pump: A lack of refinery capacity forces it to buy gasoline on the world market. Full Story »

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Topics: Iran, Energy
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Posted by: Posted by Mike LaBonte - May 23, 2007 - 10:56 AM PDT
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Marty Heyman
3.2
by Marty Heyman - Oct. 1, 2008

Here we get the other side of the Iranian see-saw. We hear of the poverty and the financial plight of the people of Iran through the lense of raising heavily subsidized gas prices. It's a different back-handed criticism of Iran and carries many of the talking points from the Iran nuclear story without managing to synthesize the issues Iran is trying to work through (for good or evil). There are many pressures on Iran's rulers and it is good we hear about these. It is a shame that nobody seems to be able to put all the puzzle pieces into one coherent story in the "press".

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Mike LaBonte
3.6
by Mike LaBonte - Oct. 1, 2008

Accurate, and has the balance of several viewpoints. Needs more evidence for statements on Iran's social problems.

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