Pakistan seeking to import gasoline and diesel fuel from Iran

Tehran: Pakistan is seeking to import gasoline and diesel fuel from Iran, says managing director of National Iranian Oil Refining & Distribution Company Alireza Zeighami, Fars news agency reported.

Pakistan and Iran are now negotiating on the issue and in near future Tehran will start exporting petrochemical products to Islamabad, Zeighami added.

He said Iran has been negotiating to increase diesel fuel exports to Iraq from current level of 1.5 million liters per day. Afghanistan made request to import 2 million liters of diesel fuel per day and Armenia to import one million liters of gasoline and one million liters of diesel fuel per day from Iran, he stated.

He said Iran’s gasoline export capacity witnessed considerable growth due to rise in production and fall in domestic consumption. The country’s gasoline production capacity rose to 70 million liters per day and consumption decreased to around 54 million liters per day. He said Oil Ministry plans to also export diesel fuel, kerosene, liquefied petroleum gas.

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