Kazemi told Shana that for the first ever in history of Iran’s oil industry, Iran has been able to ensure durable export of 400,000 barrels of oil per day.
He said however, due to limited number of ports Iran failed to raise export of the products, while it was possible for the country to export 500,000 barrels of oil per day. “Plans are made and Mahshahr Port development is on the agenda for daily export of 500,000 barrels of oil products per day by the end of this [calendar] year (to end on March 20).”
The official said fuel oil, jet fuel, gas and liquefied gas are among other products Iran is exporting.
He said that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) has had undeniable impact on increase in the exports.
“Prior to sanctions, we could not have such amount of exports because of lack of engagement between us and the purchasers. Now oil tankers are lining up in the Mahshahr port.”