Iran exporting 1.3 mln bpd of crude, set to increase

Iranian oil workers gather at the Tehran's oil refinery south of the capital Tehran, Iran. (AP)

Iran is exporting 1.3 million barrels a day of crude oil, and will be pumping 1.5 million barrels a day by the start of the next Iranian year on March 20, a vice president was quoted as saying on Saturday.

“Today our oil exports have reached 1.3 million barrels a day, and by the end of the (Iranian) year will reach 1.5 million barrels a day,” Eshaq Jahangiri was quoted as saying by the Shana news agency.

“In the early parts of the next (Iranian) year, they will reach 2 million barrels a day: Iran must preserve its share of the global oil market,” he added.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:46 - GMT 06:46