Fuel rationing may be introduced to limit consumption in the event of a considerable and prolonged fuel shortage in the country, thus safeguarding transport and the continued functioning of the economy.
During a rationing period of two months, fuel can only be purchased at manned petrol stations with a fuel ration card. These are no longer valid after the end of a period of rationing. Ration cards are distributed by the communes.
In order to keep administration to a minimum, largely uniform allocations are made. The ration cards are transferable. This means that vehicle owners’ individual needs can be better met. Certain consumer groups, such as the emergency services or the postal service, will be dealt with differently.