Iran’s gasoline exports double

TEHRAN, Apr. 27 (MNA) – NIORDC managing director said the volume of Iran’s gasoline exports has increased by twofold since the beginning of the current Iranian calendar year.

Touching upon the latest status of Iranian gasoline exports, Managing Director of the National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution Company (NIORDC) Seyed Naser Sajadi noted “in the time span of March 20 to April 25, a daily average of 9 to 9.2 million liters of Iranian gasoline has been deployed to world markets.”

The official highlighted that the last year’s figure has been 4.5 to 5 million liters per day asserting “the export volume of the oil product so far in the current year has experienced a twofold increases compared with one year earlier.”

Sajadi further enumerated the main reasons for the soar in gasoline exports; “the rise in natural gas production and gas supply to industries and power plants as well as the implementation of consumption management project mark the most major reasons for the leap in exports,” he underlined.

“The average consumption of gasoline has approximately decreased by seven million liters since last year as a result of a new gas supply plan,” stressed NIORDC managing director maintaining “since the beginning of the current Iranian year (began March 20), the country’s daily gasoline consumption has been about 58 million liters.”

He recalled that the figure for the previous year had been around 73.5 million liters commenting “in other words, the consumption of the oil product in Iran has decreased by about 21.22 per cent.”

Sajadi estimated that export volume of Iranian gasoline will hit more than 15 million liters in the current year; “the product is currently being deployed to neighboring countries and world markets through marine and road paths.”

“Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Iraqi Kurdistan as well as some Central Asian and Caracas countries comprise the regional markets for the Iranian gasoline,” said the oil official concluding “moreover; several shipments of gasoline have been exported to international markets through the sea.”

By Mehr News Agency