Iran’s average oil exports hit 2.4 mbpd in six months

Oil&Gas Materials 25 October 2011 14:15 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 25 / Trend F.Milad/

Iran exported 2.42-2.43 million barrels of oil on the average per day in the first six months of the current calendar year (began on March 21, 2011), the National Iranian Oil company director for international affairs announced.

Mohsen Qamsari told the Fars news agency that Asia is currently the main destination for the Iranian oil. He added that for now Iran has no plans to boost oil exports to Europe.

Iran has restored its place as OPEC's second major oil exporter, Iran's OPEC Governor Mohammad Ali Khatibi said on Oct. 19.

The OPEC in its Annual Statistical Bulletin published in May put Nigeria ahead of Iran with 2.464 million barrels export per day.

According to OPEC, Iran exported 2.246 million cubic meters of oil per day in 2010.

"OPEC reviewed and changed its data," he said. "OPEC rated Iran as its second exporter with the export capacity of 2.583 million barrels per day."