Iran starts exporting jet fuel in single consignments
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 16
By Fatih Karimov - Trend: Iran started exporting jet fuel in single consignments to Afghanistan and Iraqi Kurdistan, said Esmaeil Hashamfirooz, the international affairs director of the National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution Company.
He also said that Pakistan and Iraqi Kurdistan are buying liquefied petroleum gas from Iran, Mehr news agency reported June 12.
At present, the country's oil products production capacity stands at 70 million liters per day, he said, adding that 41 million liters of mazut, 25 million liters of diesel fuel, 4 million liters of kerosene, and around one thousand tons of liquefied petroleum gas are produced per day.
For the time being, Iran exports oil products to Armenia, Georgia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iraqi Kurdistan, and some of the Central Asian nations, he noted.
Some 3,000 tons of liquefied petroleum gas is exported per day to Pakistan, accounting for half of the country's need to the product, he said.
The production of diesel fuel will be increased next year once the production of natural gas from the South Pars gas field is increased, he predicted.
Iran has been turned into the world's biggest fuel oil exporter, Saeed Mahjoobi, an official with the National Iranian Oil Products Distribution Company said May 30.
With the rise in natural gas production of the South Pars gas field, Iran has been turned into the world's largest fuel oil exporter, he added.
Currently, some 100 million liters of fuel oil is produced in the country's refineries, he noted.
Exporting fuel oil in large volumes is on the agenda, he said, adding that fuel oil has been replaced with natural gas in many power plants and industrial units in the country.
Iran is keen for any extra income as sanctions have halved its crude exports - its main source of revenue - to just over 1 million barrels per day.
Edited by CN