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NIOC, SINOPEC hold talks on Upstream Cooperation

Senior executives from the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) and China Petrochemical Corporation (Sinopec Group) met to discuss avenues for furthering cooperation in upstream projects. NIOC Chief Ali Kardor and Wang Yupu, Chairman of Sinopec Group, attended the Sunday meeting in Tehran. “NIOC’s priority is signature of deals under the new framework of oil contracts,” […]

Total says Iran Investment Depends on Renewal of US Waivers

By John Lee. French oil major Total plans to make a final investment decision on its $2-billion Iranian gas project by the summer, according to reports from Reuters and PressTV. But Chief Executive Patrick Pouyanne (pictured) told journalists that the decision hinges on the renewal of U.S. sanctions waivers, which are due to be renewed […]

Work Starts to Develop Abadan Oil Refinery

Iran has launched a new project aimed at enhancing the capacity of Abadan Oil Refinery and stabilizing its operation. Located in the southwestern city of Abadan, the refinery will process 360,000 barrels/day of crude oil after the project is complete. Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh, attending a ceremony to break grounds for the project, […]

Iran-China Trade Down by 7.7%

The total value of trade between Iran and China in 2016 fell by 7.7 percent compared to a year earlier, the East Asian country’s customs data showed. The value of transactions between Iran and China in 2016 stood at $31.2 billion, showing a 7.7 percent decrease compared to the same figure in 2015, the latest […]

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US puts Sanctions on Iran after Missile Test

Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned multiple entities and individuals involved in procuring technology and/or materials to support Iran’s ballistic missile program, as well as for acting for or on behalf of, or providing support to, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force (IRGC-QF). This action reflects the […]

Iran, Pakistan to Boost Trade Five-Fold

The Chairman of the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, Alaeddin Boroujerdi, said Tehran and Islamabad have decided to boost trade five-fold to $5 billion. Boroujerdi made the remarks recently after a meeting with senior Pakistani officials in Islamabad. He added that the two neighboring countries have also agreed to connect Iran’s Chabahar […]

China to Invest $3bn in Iranian Refinery

By John Lee. Iran and China are to sign a $3-billion contract next month to upgrade the Abadan oil refinery (pictured), according to Mehr News agency. Deputy oil minister Abbas Kazemi said that China officially opened the financing for the plan last week. (Source: Reuters)

Iran Stops Producing 11 Truck Models

During the Iranian calendar month to 21st December, the production of 11 heavy duty vehicles and pickup trucks in Iran has been stopped. Iran Khodro Diesel (IKD), a subsidiary of Iran’s largest car manufacturer, stopped production of two heavy duty vehicles — the Mercedes-Benz tipper truck LK 2624 and Mercedes-Benz Axor K3335 — and the recently-introduced […]

Oil Production Approaching 4m bpd

By John Lee. The deputy head of the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC), Gholam-Reza Manouchehri, has announced that the country is now producing 3.9 million barrels of oil per day. Regarding the awarding of contracts for the second phases of the Yadavaran and North Azadegan oil fields to the Chinese companies, Manouchehri told reporters: “Anyhow, […]

Iran Develops Irrigation Technique with China’s Help

Iran has opened a factory, in partnership with a Chinese company, producing equipment for a modern irrigation method that is being implemented in the country’s paddy fields, a deputy agriculture minister announced. According to Alimorad Akbari, the joint factory manufactures the supplies used for “tape irrigation”, a method involving durable strips for watering farms with […]