Iran restarted fares of gas and gasoil to Afghanistan a couple of days prior, following a solicitation from the Taliban, Iran’s Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Products Exporters’ Union said on Monday.
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The radical gathering held onto power in Afghanistan last week as the US and its partners pulled out troops following a 20-year war.
The cost of fuel in Afghanistan came to $900 per ton last week as many froze Afghans drove out of urban areas, dreading responses and a re-visitation of a fanatic variant of Sharia law the Taliban forced when in power twenty years prior
To counter the value spike, the new Taliban government requested that Iran keep the boundaries open for dealers.
“The Taliban sent messages to Iran saying, ‘you can proceed with the fares of oil based goods,'” Hamid Hosseini, board part and representative at the Iranian association in Tehran, told Reuters, adding that some Iranian brokers had been careful because of safety concerns.
Iranian fares started a couple of days prior, after the Taliban cut duties on imports of fuel from Iran up to 70 percent, Hosseini added, showing an authority report from Afghan Customs association.
The principle Iranian fares to Afghanistan are fuel and gasoil. Iran sent out around 400,000 tons of fuel to its neighbor from May 2020 to May 2021, as indicated by a report distributed by PetroView, an Iranian oil and gas examination and consultancy stage.