No changes to Iran oil export policies: Official

Shana — The newly appointed director of international affairs of the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC), Saeid Khoshrou, said Iran’s crude oil sale policies will not change under his leadership.

Addressing his introduction ceremony on Monday, Khoshrou said the NIOC’s international activities will continue as before but bolstering negotiations and activities will be top on its agenda under his leadership.
Ali Kardor, the managing director of National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC), has appointed Saeid Khoshrou as NIOC’s new director of international affairs, replacing Mohsen Qamsari.

Maximizing NIOC’s revenues and reducing its transportation and maintenance costs are the chief strategies NIOC’s international department will be seeking under Mr. Khoshrou, said Kardor in the decree devolving the post to Khoshrou.

Diversification of NIOC’s markets and customers of crude oil and petroleum products by tapping modern, innovative, yet smart international marketing methods and making optimum use of the potentialities of the energy exchange are other tasks Kardor has entrusted Khoshrou with in his new post.

Mr. Khoshrou has served over 20 years in Iran’s oil industry and has so far held several posts at NIOC’s international department like deputy of marketing, head of the gas condensate domestic sales office and head of the price assessment division of NIOC.

Serving as head of the Petro-Energy Information Network (Shana) and carrying out research activities for the Institute for International Energy Studies (IIES) are Khshrou’s other engagements over the past decades.