Iran launches gas oil exports to Africa

TEHRAN, Feb. 16 (MNA) – NIOPDC managing director has announced the beginning of gas oil exports to African countries.

Managing Director of the National Iranian Oil Products Distribution Company (NIOPDC) Seyyed Naser Sajjadi described the latest status of Iranian gas oil exports; “with the implementation of new phases at South Pars field leading to increased natural gas production, the exports volume of oil products particularly gas oil has soared.”

He noted that the country’s liquid fuel consumption has reduced drastically since the beginning of the current Iranian year (began March 21, 2015) as a result of increased gas supply to industries and power plants; “during the first 330 day of the current year, a daily average of 200-million-liter cut has been noticed in the consumption of diesel and kerosene.

“Meanwhile, about 15 million liters of less mazut has been utilized in the country,” noted the official adding “overall, the Iran has managed to cut liquid fuel and other petroleum products consumption for more than 5 billion liters since the beginning of the current Iranian calendar year.”

Sajjadi also pointed to the escalation of gas oil exports stressing “at the present time, Iran remains one of the major exporters of gasoline, kerosene, LPG, jet fuel and mazut in the Middle East.”

“The first shipment of Iranian gas oil was exported to Tajikistan to turn the Central Asian country into a new customer of Iran’s fuel oil after Iraq and Afghanistan and Pakistan,” highlighted the official reiterating “the amount of gasoil export to the Tajikistan was 2.9 million liters in the first shipment.”

He went on to maintain that in addition to neighboring countries, gas oil shipments have also been deployed to various African countries; “more than 1.7 billion liters of Iranian gas oil have been exported to different world countries since the beginning of the current Iranian year,” he concluded.

By Mehr News Agency