Dec 30, 2015, 2:35 PM
Iran, Brazil ink new oil deal

TEHRAN, Dec. 30 (MNA) – Deputy oil minister has announced the signing of a new oil agreement with Brazil upon which Iran will completely supply a Brazilian refinery with oil.

Describing the conducted negotiations with Brazil, Managing Director of National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution Company (NIORDC) Abbas Kazemi said “one of the country’s major oil policies for the post-sanction period is to construct or purchase shares of foreign oil refineries.”

“Possession of stock or property of oil refineries in other countries will provide long-term export security for Iranian crude oil,” noted Kazemi asserting “hence we had numerous negotiations with a major oil company in Brazil to build refineries in the South American country.”

NIORDC managing director further emphasized that “an investor in Brazil has announced readiness to establish an oil refinery guaranteeing that all the required oil will be supplied by Iran; “it has been agreed that the private sector in Brazil will make 50 per cent of the investment while the remaining portion will be carried out by Iran.”

“The investment company has guaranteed that 70 per cent of the finance will be paid by the Brazilian government in the form of loan,” underlined Kazemi adding “on the basis of the agreement, Iran will be in charge of supplying the necessary equipment for the construction of the refinery.”

Recalling that refinery construction by the capability of Iranian manufacturers will provide the grounds for the country’s self-sufficiency in oil refining industry, the official maintained “moreover, further talks are being undertaken with other European and Asian countries on building or buying shares in oil refineries.”

IORDC managing director had previously announced that the final agreement on construction of a 300-thousand-barrel oil refinery in the region of South America and Brazil has been signed; “building refineries abroad marks one of Iran’s new and strategic policies, especially for the period after the removal of international sanctions,” he concluded.

 

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