Ukraine keen to deliver Iranian oil, gas to Eastern Europe
Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug 1
By Khalid Kazimov – Trend:
Ukraine is interested in transiting Iran’s oil and gas to Eastern Europe, Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh minister said.
Zanganeh, however, said that Iran would like to provide Ukraine with its oil requirements, ISNA news agency reported.
Zanganeh made the remarks after a meeting with Ukrainian Energy and Coal Industry Minister Igor Nasalyk on August 1 in Tehran.
“The capacity of refineries in Ukraine is low and the country is an importer of oil products,” he added.
Saying that Ukraine is interested in delivering Iran’s oil and gas to Eastern Europe, he added that Ukraine enjoys a proper transmission network.
The oil minister, however, noted that Iran needs to study if it is economically justified to exports a part of Islamic Republic’s gas and oil to Czech Republic and also Slovakia through Ukraine.