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Total to Unwind Iran Operations if no Waiver

On 4 July 2017, Total, together with the other partner Petrochina, executed the contract related to the South Pars 11 (SP11) project, in full compliance with UN resolutions and US, EU and French legislation applicable at the time. SP11 is a gas development project dedicated to the supply of domestic gas to the domestic Iranian […]

Video: Iran seeks ‘Clear Future Design’ for JCPOA

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Iran’s president has said he will stick to the agreement, if other countries meet their obligations. Meanwhile, his foreign minister has embarked on a diplomatic tour, in an attempt to salvage the deal. […]

NITC to start Marine Ops at Sunken Tanker

The National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC) CEO says the company has planned to start a series of search operations at the site of Sanchi tanker’s sinking. The Sanchi oil tanker collision occurred on 6 January 2018 when the Panamanian-flagged, Iranian-owned tanker Sanchi, with a full natural-gas condensate cargo of 136,000 tonnes (960,000 barrels), sailing from […]

RIPI signs LNG Deal with Fortune

The Research Institute of Petroleum Industry (RIPI) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for Chinese company Fortune and a domestic investor for the design and construction of a 500,000-ton LNG plant. According to the institute, the document was signed on Tuesday, April 25, 2018, between RIPI’s director of technology and international relations and the […]

Iran, China ink Major Petchem Deal

Iran’s National Petrochemical Company (NPC) and the China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation (CPCIF) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for construction of a petrochemical park in Iran by Chinese companies. NPC CEO Reza Norouzzadeh and Chairman of CPCIF Li Shousheng signed the document in Tehran on Monday evening (April 23, 2018), NIPNA reported. Speaking […]

Linglong “gets Cold Feet with Iran Project”

By John Lee. China’s Shandong Linglong Tire Co (Linglong) is reportedly now hesitant about going ahead with a previously announced contract to supply technology to a greenfield tire plant in south-eastern Iran, according to an ERJ source. “They are asking for more time because of pressures by Trump,” the industry insider told ERJ. The contract, […]

Sinomach signs $836m Railway Project with Iran

China National Machinery Industry Corporation (Sinomach) has signed a cooperation agreement with Iran to build a railway expansion project in the country. Costing 5.35 billion yuan ($836.87 million), the railway line connects Tehran, Hamadan and Sanandaj, with a total length of 470 kilometers. According to the agreement, Sinomach Heavy Industry is responsible for the design, […]

Free Trade Zones to Attract $4.5bn in FDI

The secretary of the Supreme Council of Iran’s Free Trade, Industrial and Special Economic Zones said the country has signed new contracts with foreign companies, attracting $4.5 billion worth of investment in free trade zones. “Investors from Turkey, China, Italy, France and South Korea have invested in (Iran’s) free zones…,” Morteza Bank said on Saturday. […]

Iran Awards Tire-Plant contract to Linglong

China’s Shandong Linglong Tire Co. Ltd (Linglong) has signed an agreement as the EPC and non-EPC contractor for the construction of a greenfield tire plant in Iran, according to a senior official there. Speaking to ERJ, Massoud Mohammadi, CEO of Arya Hamoon Tire Co. said Linglong is expected to provide production technology for the project, […]

Total CEO Urges Trump to Honor JCPOA

The head of French oil major Total has urged US President Donald Trump to stick with the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, a report said. Total’s CEO Patrick Pouyanne said he had raised the topic of Iran with Trump at a dinner in Davos in January, and asked the president to keep […]

China Reports Rise in Trade with Iran

Data released by the Chinese Customs Administration indicate that the value of China’s trade exchange with Iran in 2017 has increased by 19 percent compared to the previous year. Figures show that trade turnover between Iran and China has stood at $37.18 billion in 2017, around 19 percent higher than 2016. China’s exports to Iran […]

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Revival of Silk Road to Serve Iran’s National Interests

Head of Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Mines Gholam Hossein Shafei said the revival of the ancient intercontinental Silk Road trade route could serve the Islamic Republic’s national interests. Addressing a meeting of the International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP) in Tehran on Saturday, Shafei pointed to the initiative of the Silk Road […]

VP: Foreign Financing in Iran Facilitated by JCPOA

The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) has eased Iran’s access to foreign financing for major projects in the country, First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri said, adding that agreements to receive $12 billion in foreign funds have been finalized. Addressing an economic meeting on foreign fund reserves on Monday, Jahangiri said the JCPOA, the nuclear agreement […]

Chinese Direct Investment in Iran up 20%

By John Lee. The General Manager of the Iranian Investment Organization has said China’s direct investment in Iran has increased by 20 percent. Mohammad Khazaei told the Iran and China Investment and Business Opportunities Forum that Chinese companies have invested $2.3 billion in Iran since 2013. The Deputy Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance added […]

Why Protests won’t Change Iran’s Foreign Policy

By Hamidreza Azizi for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. While the recent unrest in Iran has eased, discussion on its various aspects — including its causes and implications — is still heated and ongoing among domestic as well as foreign analysts and observers. One important part of […]

Total’s Gas Deal Going Ahead

Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh said the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC)‘s gas deal with French energy giant Total is being executed on schedule and all the project’s tenders, excluding one for drilling operations, have been held. The official said all the contractors, except for one, who have signed in the tenders are domestic […]

Stricken Iran Oil Tanker Sinks

The Iranian oil tanker which hit a Chinese freighter last Saturday sank after all efforts to save its 32 on-board crew members failed. The tanker, which carried 970,000 barrels of crude oil, collided with a Chinese balk freighter in East China Sea on January 6, killing all the 32 crew members. Rescue operations began by […]

New US Sanctions on Iran: Full Details

The US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated 14 individuals and entities in connection with serious human rights abuses and censorship in Iran, and support to designated Iranian weapons proliferators. “The United States will not stand by while the Iranian regime continues to engage in human rights abuses and injustice.  […]

Rescue Teams to enter Stricken Iranian Tanker

Rescue Teams will enter Stricken Iran Tanker after Blaze is controlled: NITC Firefighting operations to extinguish a burning Iran oil tanker in the East China Sea has begun and rescue teams will enter the tanker as soon the blaze is controlled, National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC) says. Spokesman of an emergency committee of the Iranian […]

Iranian Oil Tanker Continues to Burn: Report

An Iranian oil tanker continues to burn off the coast of Shanghai, days after it collided with a bulk ship and caught fire, a report said. One crew member has been found dead, while 31 others remain missing as firefighters continue to battle the blaze. “Searchers have found the body of one of the missing […]