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Egypt government to require use of fuel subsidy cards

The Egyptian government, in an effort to eventually reduce fuel subsidies, plans to start requiring the use of fuel subsidy cards to keep track of the fuel consumed by each vehicle.
Vehicles are seen being filled up with fuel by employees at a CO-OP petrol station in Cairo, January 13, 2015. Picture taken January 13, 2015.   REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany (EGYPT  - Tags: TRANSPORT BUSINESS COMMODITIES ENERGY SOCIETY)   - RTR4OZSX
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CAIRO — Egypt plans to start requiring the use of fuel subsidy cards in mid-June in a preliminary step toward restructuring energy subsidies, which are costing the government about 100 billion Egyptian pounds ($13 billion) this fiscal year. 

Owners of vehicles of all types will not be allowed to fill up on fuel without the smart cards. 

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