TEHRAN Dec 08 (Shana)–Iran’s fuel supply to vessels in high seas has exceeded two billion liters to stand at 2.46 billion liter in the first eight months of the current calendar year (started March 21), up 32 percent year-on-year, the managing-director of National Iranian Oil Products Distribution Company said.
NIOPDC hopes to supply four million tons of fuel to vessels in the current calendar year.
Afshin Karami said Iran’s contribution to fuel supply to vessels is envisaged in the country’s five-year development plan (ending in March 2015) to rise by 20 percent every year.
NIOPDC launched bunkering operations in 2006 in the southern province of Bandar Abbas. The company is currently refueling thousands of oceangoing vessels a year.
Bunkering is estimated to earn Iran 1.5 to two billion dollars this year.
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