Alireza Zeighami, Iranian Deputy Oil Minister and Managing Director of the National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution Company, announced that Iran will soon be exporting 30 million liters of fuel a day, and referred to the desire of countries in the region to use Iranian experts on refinery projects. He said that after oil companies like Shell and Total had abandoned oil refinery projects in countries where the Islamic Awakening (Arab Spring) had occurred, Iran had offered to replace the above oil companies in these Arab countries. These Arab leaders have expressed a desire to use Iranian experts in their oil projects due to “the trust they have in Iran.” In addition, some of the neighboring countries, which are also producers of crude oil, have expressed a desire to purchase oil products from Iran, because they know that Iran will not stop its exports under any condition, unlike some countries which, for example, stopped their export of gas and other products during the cold winter months. He stressed that experts in Iran’s oil industries have bypassed the sanctions and are prepared for multilateral cooperation with Islamic Awakening countries. He added that Iran’s refineries do not intend to beg foreign companies, and that the planning would from now on be carried out by the College of Petroleum and Iranian universities, as part of a corporation. He also declared that despite the sanctions, by the end of the fifth five-year plan to develop the country, Iran will become an exporter of fuel totaling 30 million liters a day.
Deputy Oil Minister: Iran to export 30 million liters of fuel a day
- Published: 14 days ago on Thursday, 18 April 2013
- By: Iran Daily Brief
- Last Modified: April 18, 2013 @ 1:55 pm
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