Apr 19, 2024, 7:27 PM

Iran oil exports hit six-year high: report

Iran oil exports hit six-year high: report

TEHRAN, Apr. 19 (MNA) – Iran is exporting more oil than at any time for the past six years, giving its economy a $35bn-a-year boost, a report by the Western media has said.

Tehran sold an average of 1.56mn barrels a day during the first three months of the year, almost all of it to China and its highest level since the third quarter of 2018, according to data company Vortexa.

Iran’s success in exporting its crude underscores the difficulties facing the US and the EU as they seek to build up pressure on Tehran, the Financial Times reported as cited by the news service of Iranian oil ministry-SHANA.

“The Iranians have mastered the art of sanctions circumvention,” said Fernando Ferreira, head of geopolitical risk service at the Rapidan Energy Group in the US.

The Iranian oil industry had found ways to get around sanctions.

Iran’s Oil Minister Javad Owji said last month that oil exports had “generated more than $35bn” in the preceding year. On another occasion, he said that while Iran’s enemies wanted to stop its exports, “today, we can export oil anywhere we want, and with minimal discounts”.

Iranian Oil Minister Javad Owji said Wednesday that Iran recorded a 20% increase in oil and gas production last year of 1402 (March 21, 2023-2024) in the Iranian calendar, predicting a higher production this year.


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