Iran to export jet fuel

Iran Materials 14 October 2011 13:28 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 14 /Trend T.Konyayeva, T.Jafarov/

Iran will export jet fuel in the near future and deliver the first batch to foreign buyers in Bandar Abbas Port, Mehr News Agency quoted Head of the National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution Company Jalil Salari as saying on Friday.

Salari noted that the country's infrastructure has the potential to produce jet fuel.

"A special pipeline was laid to deliver the fuel from Bandar Abbas's fuel storage tanks to its port," he said. "The pipeline has been successfully tested."

The Iranian jet fuel will be mainly exported to neighboring countries, Central and East Asia, Salari added.

Iran currently provides 3 million liters of jet fuel per day on average for Iranian and foreign aircrafts at 50 local aviation fuel stations.

Last October, Director of the Department of International Affairs of the National Iranian Oil Company Ali Asghar Arshi announced that Iran sought to export the first batch of petrol produced at local refineries.

Iran's refusal to abandon its nuclear activities has resulted in resolutions adopted by the UN Security Council in 2010, as well as additional unilateral sanctions approved by the U.S. Congress and the foreign ministers of all EU countries, which were primarily directed against the banking, financial and energy sectors of Iran.

Restrictions imposed by the EU include the ban on the sale of equipment, technologies and services to Iran's energy sector which is a major source of revenue for the Iranian regime; the same measure refers to the refining industry.