LPG ships from Kazakhstan arrive in Iran

Iran Materials 11 October 2012 17:42 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 11 /Trend S.Isayev, T. Jafarov/

Six LPG ships from Kazakhstan have arrived in Iran within first half of this Iranian year, Head of Iranian oil terminals at Caspial, Hamid Rza Shahdust said, IRIB News reported.

Shahdust said the ships from Kazakhstan arrived in Iran via the Caspian Sea, the first time this year. He did not say whether LPG was sold to Iran, or transferred somewhere else.

Earlier, Iranian media reported that Kazakhstan has offered a number of countries, including Russia, Iran and Afghanistan to buy its liquified petroleum gas.

Kazakhstan's Liquid natural gas production has decreased in January-August 2012 amounted to 1.425 million tons, according to the Kazakh Statistics Agency's Central Dispatching Administration.

In September the production of LNG in the country amounted to 157,800 tons. This figure is by 8.1 percent less than in the previous month and by 14.9 percent less than in August 2011.

Regarding Iran, Fars news agency reported in August that the volume of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) produced in different units across Iran has witnessed a 54 percent increase during the first four months of the current Iranian year (started on March 21).

According to manager of the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) for Coordination and Supervision of Production Mehdi Jamshidi, over 466,000 tons of Liquefied Petroleum Gas have been produced in Iran during the first four months of the current Iranian year, showing a 54 percent increase compared with the same period last year.