Export of 1st oil shipment from Jask terminal by June: Oil minister

Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh said Iran’s first crude oil shipment will be exported from Jask Terminal by June, adding construction of the Goreh-Jask oil pipeline has been completed.

Speaking to reporters on Monday morning, Mr. Zangeneh said the contract for developing the Azadegan oil field would be signed “with a group of domestic companies and soon.”

In response to a question about why he did not wait until the end of the Vienna talks and the conclusion of the Farzad Field contract to be determined, he said: “This issue caused delays in the work. According to the signed contract, there is no problem for the presence of a foreign partner. Optionally, foreign companies can enter into this contract.”

Zangeneh further said he wouldn’t talk about Iran’s crude oil production and exports.

“I will stay in politics”

“If they offer the presidency, I will not accept it and I will retire from any government position, but I will stay in politics, because politics is like life and cannot be separated from it. But I will not have a government job or position,” he further said about his decision about staying in politics after the upcoming presidential elections in Iran.

Asked if he had any plans for the post-ministry, the Iranian Minister of Petroleum minister said: “After retirement, I will have to work 12 to 13 hours a day to make a living for my wife and children.”