Iran not concerned on selling oil after removal of sanctions

TEHRAN, Oct. 31 (MNA) – Deputy oil minister has said Iran has no concerns about selling 500 thousand oil barrels a day during the post sanction era estimating that oil prices will hit more than $70 per barrel.

Pointing to the low costs of oil and natural gas production in Iran, Roknodin Javadi said “the global decline in oil prices is a good opportunity for the country to attract investment in post-sanction period.”

Managing director of the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) referred to the considerable potential for investment in the oil and gas industry; “on the other hand, the recession in other parts of the world has increased the opportunity to attract investment in Iran’s oil industry,” he asserted.

Javadi said crude oil production will increase by 500 thousand BPD in the first stage after the lifting of sanctions and added: “the target markets for the export of this amount will be our traditional customers in Europe and Asia.”

The official rejected any marketing problem for the first phase of sale and export of Iranian crude; “by the increase in oil production and export, we will set off the second phase of our plans for the post-sanction era,” he noted.

Javadi stressed the certainty of increase in oil prices and continued, “prediction of increase in the global price of crude oil relies on both economic and political issues.”  

“Policy makers who manage the process take stems on the basis of political purposes part of which is related to the security issues of energy supply,” said the official explaining, “if producing countries experience more instability, the risk of distraction in continuous production will increase which in turn leads to the rise of oil prices.”

“The oil price of 70 to 80 dollars will definitely be more satisfactory than current prices,” Javadi concluded.




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