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Lukoil “One of the Favorites” for Iran Oil Field Development

By John Lee. Russia’s Lukoil is reported to be “one of the favourites” to win the contracts to develop Iran’s Mansouri and Shanguleh oil fields. Sputnik quotes company boss Vagit Alekperov (pictured) as saying that contracts could be signed in the next three to four months. The National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC), which announced a […]

Iran offers Russia €3bn Rail Electrification Projects

By John Lee. Iran has reportedly proposed rail electrification projects worth 3 billion euros to Russia. Alexander Misharin (pictured), Russian Railways First Vice-President, has said the projects include electrifying 3,000 kilometers of rail lines. He told Russia’s Sputnik news agency: “Three-thousand kilometers, a big project. We agreed to sit down at the negotiating table and […]

Rosneft Sets Sight on Iran’s Zagros Region

Russia’s state-controlled oil giant Rosneft is interested in oil and gas projects in Iran’s western region of Zagros, after signing a deal last year to do business in the country, an official document showed on Friday. The document, published on a government website that details tenders by state companies, said that as of mid-February Rosneft […]

Iranian Bank Cards to Be Activated in Russia, Turkey

Iranian Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade Mohammad Shariatmadari said Iran and Russia have agreed to link their bank card systems in a bid to boost the trade ties between the two countries. Addressing the opening ceremony of the 12th session of Iran-Uzbekistan Joint Economic Commission in Tehran on Monday, Shariatmadari said the establishment of […]

Iran, Russia discuss Increased Cooperation

Top officials from the parliaments of Iran and Russia met in Tehran on Monday to coordinate policies for closer cooperation and enhanced economic relations between the two countries under a framework of parliamentary interaction. Speaking at a joint press conference in Tehran with Vyacheslav Volodin, the speaker of Russia’s State Duma, Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali […]

Russian Firm to Invest $740m in Iranian Oil Fields

Russia’s state-controlled Zarubezhneft signed an agreement in Tehran on Wednesday to re-develop two oil fields in western Iran. It was the second post-sanctions oil contract awarded to Russia by Iran. Based on the agreement, the Russian firm would re-develop Aban and West Paydar oil fields. Both fields are located in areas bordering Iraq and are […]

Iran “Likely to Join EEU in May”

The Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) could welcome Iran as a new member in May, Russia’s Energy Minister Alexander Novak said. “The move to enter into a temporary agreement making for a free trade zone to be set up between Iran and the Eurasian Economic Union, which is currently at an advanced stage, will obviously trigger […]

Tehran, Moscow finalize Energy Cooperation MOU

The Memorandum of Understanding of the 14th Commission for Trade and Economic Cooperation of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Russian Federation in the Oil and Gas Industries was set up in 38 articles. In the memorandum, the parties, while supporting the talks and agreements reached between the relevant ministries of the two countries, […]

Questions as Iranians claim US Licensing Plane Sales to Iran

By Saeed Jalili for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Questions abound as Iranians claim US Treasury licensing plane sales to Iran Questions have emerged about whether the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has issued new licenses to Canadian plane manufacturer […]

Iran Signs Trilateral Wheat Trade Deal

Iran, Russia and Kazakhstan have concluded a tripartite agreement on trading wheat. Deputy agriculture ministers of Iran, Russia and Kazakhstan signed the trilateral memorandum of understanding at a ceremony in Moscow. The ceremony was attended by Iran’s ambassador to Russia, Mahdi Sanaei, as well as a top official from the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU). Last […]

ONGC Videsh, Iran’s IDRO Oil sign accord

By John Lee. India’s ONGC Videsh has reportedly signed a cooperation agreement with Iran’s IDRO Oil (Gostaresh Iranian Oil And Gas Industries Development Company) to jointly bid for a $900-million plan to develop the Susangerd oilfield in Khuzestan province. The field, discovered in 2009, is estimated to hold more than 5 billion barrels of in-place […]

IDRO-Oil signs MoU with Zarubezhneft

Gostaresh Iranian Oil And Gas Industries Development Company (IDRO-Oil) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Russia’s Zarubezhneft for carrying out studies on Iran’s Susangerd oilfield. Following the signing of the document, IDRO-Oil managing director said his company has signed an memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) for carrying […]

Iran to process Russian Wheat for Iraqi Flour Market

By John Lee. Iran is said to be negotiating a deal to import around 100,000 tonnes of wheat per month from Russia, enabling private millers it to increase flour exports to Iraq. Iraq imports about 3 million tons of flour a year, almost half of its demand of 6.9 million tons a year. According to […]

“No US License Needed” to Buy Sukhoi Jet

The modifications that Sukhoi has made to its Superjet-100 passenger plane would allow the Russian aircraft manufacturer to sell the plane to Iran without the need for a license from the US Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), an Iranian official announced. Speaking to Tasnim on Monday, Secretary of Association of Iranian Airlines Maqsoud […]

Iran has settled Gas Dues to Turkey: NIGC

The managing director of National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) said Iran has settled its debt to Turkey for overcharging gas and from now on receives payments for its gas flow. Hamidreza Araghi told a press conference on Monday that if Iran does not play a crucial role in the international gas market, it does not […]

Gazprom interested in Developing 4 Iran Gas Fields

Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh says Russia’s gas major, Gazprom, is interested in developing four gas fields in Iran. Speaking in a televised interview on Saturday night, the official said: “Iran has signed memoranda of understanding (MoUs) with Gazprom for carrying out studies on development projects of Farzad A, Farzad B, North Pars and […]

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 […]

Russia, Iran in Sync on Preserving Nuclear Deal

By Julia Sveshnikova for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. The European Council on Foreign Relations once called Russia and Iran the “power couple” of the Middle East. That was two years ago, and it appears they’re still making the relationship work. On Jan. 10, Russian Foreign […]

Russian Bank Opens Credit Line for Iran

The Eximbank of Russia, a leading group supporting exports and imports, signed a deal to supply a credit line for four Iranian banks to finance various projects in the Islamic Republic. According to the Central Bank of Iran, the Russian bank has signed an unlimited finance agreement with four Iranian banks, namely Sepah, the Export […]

Gazprom Neft, OMV, Petronas Proposals for Developing Oilfield

Russia’s Gazprom Neft, Austria’s OMV and Malaysia’s Petronas companies presented their proposed development plans for Iran’s Cheshmeh Khosh oil project. The proposals were explained at the 145th committee meeting of National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC)‘s reservoir advisors in Tehran. The plans presented by OMV and Gazprom Neft are aimed at defining a production ceiling for […]