Self-service gas law takes effect

The ministry has launched a nationwide inspection to ensure that station owners adhere to the new law, with maximum penalties of three years imprisonment or NIS 202,000 in fines for transgressors.

By ZEV STUB
April 5, 2006 06:30
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self serve gas station 8. (photo credit: Courtesy)

Gas station operators that refuse to follow new rules requiring self-service to be available to all customers "will be dealt with harshly," National Infrastructures Authority head Eli Ronnen said Monday. On Sunday, a new law took effect requiring all petrol stations to offer self-service pumps and prices, at 11 agorot per liter less than the full-service price. The full-service price can only be charged if self-service is also available at at least one pump. The law also provides for individuals recognized as physically handicapped to receive full-service treatment at the self-serve price. The ministry has launched a nationwide inspection to ensure that station owners adhere to the new law, with maximum penalties of three years imprisonment or NIS 202,000 in fines for transgressors.


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