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Development Fund to Get 20% of Iran’s Oil Money

Members the parliamentary select committee to study budget law signed off on a measure which determines the share of the National Development Fund of Iran (NDFI) from all oil export revenues at 20 percent in their latest open session on Sunday. According to ICANA, Mohammad Mahdi Mofatteh, spokesperson of the committee, said that during deliberation on […]

NPC Endorses Protectionism: Official

An official with the National Petrochemical Company (NPC) said the company was keen on facilitating supply of petrochemical items and equipment from domestic manufacturers. According to the company, Ghodratollah Farajpour, the director of production control at NPC, said plans were devised by NPC to maximize provision of items and equipment from domestic manufacturers in the […]

RIPI Joins Refinery Project in Qeshm

The Research Institute of Petroleum Industry (RIPI) has signed an agreement with a private company to join a refinery project in Qeshm Free Trade Zone. The deal is aimed at cooperating in investing, designing, constructing and commissioning an oil refinery in Qeshm Free Trade Zone. The agreement was signed on Saturday based on which RIPI […]

New NIOC CEO Appointed

Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh has appointed Masoud Karbasian as the new CEO of the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC). Karbasian has replaced Ali Kardor as NIOC CEO who stepped down from his post because of retirement. (Source: PEDEC)

Iraq seeks Sanctions Waiver on Iran Energy Trade

Iraq is negotiating with the U.S. for exemptions from the impending snap-back of sanctions against Iran, arguing that it could not cut consumption of Iranian electricity and natural gas immediately without suffering serious economic harm and social instability. An Iraqi delegation was in Washington last week seeking a waiver for its cross-border trade, meeting with […]

Plant to Supply Power for 12 Petchem Units

Phase I of Damavand Petrochemical Utility Plant, officially launched this week, generates 648 megawatts of power to be fed to 12 petrochemical facilities operating in Phase II of Asaluyeh Petrochemical Hub, southern Iran. Addressing a press conference on Monday, Mohammad Reza Samiei, managing director of the plant, said the complex is being built to provide […]

Iran to Launch Major Urea, Ammonia Project

Iran is to launch Phase III of Pardis Petrochemical Plant which accounts for 65 percent of the country’s ammonia and urea exports. According to the plant’s managing director Hossein Shahryari who was addressing a press conference on Monday, Pardis Petrochemical Complex is the largest supplier of ammonia and urea in Iran and the Middle East […]

NISOC signs Major Gas Deals with PGPIC, Maroon Petchem

The National Iranian South Oil Company (NISOC) signed two contracts, totally valued at $1.2 billion, with the Persian Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (PGPIC) and Maroon Petrochemical Company for gathering associated gases in East Karoon area. The deals was signed on the sidelines of inauguration of some petrochemical projects in Asaluyeh, southern Iran, on Tuesday. The […]

Iran Develops Technology to Make Refinery Catalysts

An Iranian petrochemical company achieved the technical know-how to make special catalysts used for gasoline production, making Iran the world’s second producer of such advanced component and helping it earn as much as $60 billion a year in export revenue. According to Jaleel Sobhani, CEO of Iran’s ‘Supplying Petrochemical Industries Part Equipment and Chemical Engineering’ […]

Iran Launches New Petrochemical Plant

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani inaugurated a new methanol-producing plant in Iran’s energy-rich province of Bushehr. During a visit to the southern port city of Assalouyeh on Tuesday, the Iranian president opened ‘Marjan’ methanol plant, developed by a private sector petrochemical company. The nominal production capacity of the plant, whose construction began in 2011 in an […]

Iran to Launch Energy Technology Center

The Scientific and Technology Department of Iranian Presidential Office will launch an energy technology center for the first time in the country. Kambiz Mehdizadeh, secretary of the energy technological development of the Scientific and Technology Department of the Presidential Office, said the center will be inaugurated with support from the private sector to serve as […]

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Iran Seeking to Save Major Oil Deal with Vitol

The National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) is in talks to salvage a $1 billion oil deal with Swiss trader Vitol Group as companies sever ties with the Islamic Republic ahead of US sanctions. Iran is fighting to keep one of its most profitable oil deals, according to people familiar with the matter, the Wall Street […]

Marjan Petchem Plant Operational

Iran’s Marjan Petrochemical Plant is currently producing methanol in a sustainable manner. The newly-built facility is now fully operational and is supplying pure methanol, National Petrochemical Company (NPC) reported. Assaluyeh Green Tank Farm is responsible for the transfer, storage, and shipment of the plant’s output to the jetty for export. Marjan Petrochemical Co. is one […]

German Energy Firms to Visit Iran Gas Show

Senior executives from German gas and energy companies are scheduled to visit the First Iran International Gas Show (IRGS 2018) to be held in Tehran in September. The companies are active in the fields of natural gas exploration, production, transportation, storage, marketing and other related services, and provide professional solutions to upstream and downstream projects, […]

OMV Calls for More EU Defense against Sanctions

The CEO of Austrian energy company OMV called on Europe’s politicians to do more to protect EU companies from the returning US sanctions against Tehran. “We are defending ourselves from these political threats whose only purpose is to distort the market in favor of more expensive products,” Rainer Seele told Bloomberg on Thursday. He added, […]

MAPNA Group Awarded Major Oil Projects

The National Iranian South Oil Company (NISOC) has signed a heads of agreement with MAPNA Group for the development of Parsi and Paranj [Karanj?] oilfields in the southwestern province of Khuzestan. The document was signed on Monday, August 6, by NIOSC CEO Bijan Alipour and Mojtaba Gharavi, director of MAPNA’s oil and gas section. MAPNA […]

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Iran Offers India Oil Cargo Insurance, Ships

Iran is offering to insure oil cargoes to India after some local insurers stopped providing the service in the face of impending US sanctions, industry sources said, a move that would help Tehran continue supplying its second-biggest oil client. Several refiners in Asia, Iran’s key market for oil sales, are gradually reducing the amount of […]