CEO of the National Iranian Oil Products
Distribution Company (NIOPDC) Mohammad Reza Mousavikhah said the country, given
its domestic consumption of petrol, would normally need to import 9 ml/d of petrol during
spring, but, due to inauguration of new petrol production projects, imports fell
"We are exerting every effort to minimize
the country's petrol imports," said the official.
He said NIOPDC had no trouble in distributing petrol across the country, adding NIOPDC distributed 3.5 ml/d of premium petrol which
may fluctuate from time to time.
Earlier this month, Iran launched the second
phase of the Persian Gulf Star Refinery (Bandar Abbas Gas Condensate Refinery),
adding 12 ml/d to the country's petrol production capacity. Developed in three
phases, the facility is being developed for the daily supply of 36 ml/d of