The move may be justified by the recent revelation that temporary fuel shortages are expected in Hungary in July and August.
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Starting Friday morning, a new restriction will be implemented at MOL gas stations, according to which only 50 liters per day can be used to refuel, Index reported. They write that the local portal ugytudjuk.hu was the first to learn that this could be implemented, but on Thursday evening details of the regulation appeared on the Facebook pages of several MOL gas stations, including the gas station in Kőszeg.
According to these regulations, at gas stations with low-pressure dispensers, a vehicle with a Hungarian license plate can fill up with up to 50 liters of fuel per day at the capped price.
Vehicles with Hungarian license plates weighing between 3.5 and 7.5 tons, as well as agricultural machinery, can continue to be refueled at the high-pressure pumps at the capped price without any quantity limit. In addition, it was determined that from Friday, gasoline or diesel may only be filled into suitable canisters at market prices.
Interestingly, when someone refuels both a canister and a car, they are charged the market price in both cases.
If the refueling of a vehicle as well as a gasoline can or an external container is done simultaneously in one transaction, the market price at the gas station is applied to the total amount of the refueling,”
according to MOL in Kőszeg, then explaining how to avoid this:
We ask our dear customers, if they want to fill up a canister in addition to the gasoline tank of their vehicle, please do it separately from the gasoline tank refueling, after paying the purchase price for the gasoline tank refueling as a separate transaction.”
They added that compliance with refueling regulations is constantly monitored via security cameras.
MOL’s move may be justified by the recent revelation that fuel shortages are to be expected in Hungary in July and August. Several factors play a role here: agriculture consumes more fuel than usual in these months due to harvests, the accident at OMV’s Schwechat plant means that less fuel arrives in Hungary, and a week and a half ago there was a fire at MOL’s refinery in Százhalombatta.
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