Iran starts producing premium fuel jet

Iran Materials 14 January 2012 12:55 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 14 / Trend F.Milad/

Iran has launched a fuel jet production unit at the Shazand Oil Refinery, with the daily production capacity of some 6 million liters, meeting the Euro4 standard, an official with the National Iranian Oil Production and Distribution Company (NIOPDC) stated, Mehr reported.

Rashid Seyedian added that the unit is producing 4.2 million liters of premium jet fuel in the first phase.

Some €28.5 million has been invested in establishing the unit, he said, adding that the new unit will also produce around 141,000 liters of gasoline per day.

The NIOPDC managing director, Jalil Salari, has said that the neighboring countries, as well as the East Asian countries have declared their readiness to buy Iranian jet fuel.

Iran will soon deliver a 100,000-liter jet fuel consignment to foreign buyers at the southern port city of Bandar Abbas, the Mehr news agency quoted Salari as saying.

Iran started hiking up its jet fuel production capacity after U.S. President Barack Obama signed into law the toughest ever U.S. sanctions on Iran aimed at choking off Tehran's access to imports of refined petroleum products like jet fuel and curbing its access to the international banking system.