Iran launches major jet fuel production unit in western province
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 3 / Trend F.Milad/
Iran has launched a new jet fuel production unit in western Kermanshah The oil refinery has the capacity to produce 450,000 litres of the product per day.
Deputy Oil Minister Alireza Zeighami made the announcement in an interview with the Mehr news agency adding that the jet fuel output will meet the needs of the country's western provinces and its surplus can be exported to neighbouring countries.
Iran started hiking up its jet fuel production capacity after U.S. President Barack Obama signed a sanctions law in December 2011, the toughest ever aimed at choking off Tehran's access to imports of refined petroleum products like jet fuel and curbing its access to the international banking system, Fars news agency reported.