It has taken the government four months to secure funding for the installation of inflow-outflow systems at the country’s gas stations and to start applying a law for monitoring the fuel trade.
Although the measure was announced in March, it was not until Wednesday that the Information Society state agency announced that it will put into operation on Thursday the electronic system where gas station owners can submit applications to participate in the program subsidizing the cost of installing the fuel flow monitors.
Station owners in Attica and Thessaloniki have until August 31 to apply.
Although no official reason has been given for the delay, market sources attribute it to deliberate bureaucratic obstacles and to a lack of cash for the implementation of the program. They go on to accuse the government of delaying the process, saying that it wanted to put off its implementation due to the cost.