Iran planning to raise import of Kazakh oil

Oil&Gas Materials 8 June 2006 14:20 (UTC +04:00)

Official Tehran supports the idea of oil transporting by tankers from Kazakhstan in a view of scheduled increase of Iranian oil refineries capacities, reportedly said Mahmud Hagani, director general for Caspian affairs with Iran Ministry of Oil, speaking in Baku at В"Sustainable development of oil&gas operations in Caspian SeaВ" conference.

Hagani said Iran supports this project as managers of oil refineries in Iran are eager to raise capacities.

В"For example, oil refinery in Tabriz will be designed to process 50bbl of oil a day. The refinery is launched in 2010В", - he said.

Alongside, Iranian official said Tehran has its program targeted to raise sustainability of Caspian oil projects.

В"Iranian route is one of the future ways to transport Caspian oil to world marketsВ", - he said, calling port Neka golden gates to Persian Gulf.

В"This port has a storage capacity 1.5mln bbl and is currently storing some oil of Neka brand. Tehran is planning to further extend Neka terminalВ", - Hagani said.