Kabul seeking to boost gas oil, start LPG import from Iran
Tehran, Iran, January 6
By Mehdi Sepahvand - Trend:
Afghanistan is willing to import one million metric tons per annum of gas oil from Iran, Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said.
Speaking after a meeting with Afghan Minister of Trade and Industry Homayoun Rasa in Tehran, Zanganeh said the two countries will continue talks about the prices of oil products, SHANA news agency reported January 6.
Afghanistan used to receive $100 for each metric ton of gas oil imported from Iran with no privilege over other countries, but the issue is going to be amended, he said.
Iran is currently exporting 200 thousand metric tons of gas oil to Afghanistan, which is also seeking 200 thousand metric tons of LPG for which the price has to be settled, according to the Iranian official.