The Director General of the Industry, Mines and Trade Administration of Mazandaran Province in northern Iran said the country is considering building a refinery with Kazakhstan in Amir Abad port of the province.
According to IRNA, Mohammad Mohammadpour, during an business meeting between Mazandaran traders and a Kazakh delegation on Sunday, said that the permit for construction of the refinery at the port has been issued.
He said the refinery will process Kazakh crude for export to other countries.
He also said oil swap is another energy area the two countries can cooperate in.
Mohammadpour added that Neka Oil Terminal is also ready for carrying out oil swap with Kazakhstan, Russia and other Central Asian states.