Azerbaijan, Baku, June 25/Trend M. Moezzi/
The first sea shipment of liquid gas from a Caspian Sea littoral state has been offloaded by Iran as part of its program for swapping petroleum products.
This 1000-ton liquid gas cargo will be delivered to its foreign buyers in the Persian Gulf, Mehr news agency reports. The Agency did not mention which country transported the liquid gas to Iranian port for swapping.
Shipments of most petroleum product swaps travel via land. With a sea route now being used for swaps, land travel for oil tankers will drop noticeably. That will help reduce traffic, accidents, fuel use, wear and tear on roads and adverse effects on the environment.
Instead of 60 to 70 tankers having to carry the liquid gas, it can now be offloaded at the Caspian and delivered to Iran's sea terminals in the south.
Iran's geographic location makes it an ideal gateway for transporting and swapping various energy carriers in the Middle East and Central Asia.