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Kazakh LPG Ships Arrive in Iran

Thursday 11 October 2012

TEHRAN (IRIB) – Six liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) ships from Kazakhstan have arrived in Iran within first half of this Iranian year, Head of Iranian oil terminals at Caspial, Hamid Reza Shahdust (حمیدرضا شاهدوست) said.

Shahdust said the ships from Kazakhstan arrived in Iran via the Caspian Sea, the first time this year. He did not say whether LPG was sold to Iran, or transferred somewhere else. Earlier, Iranian media reported that Kazakhstan has offered a number of countries, including Russia, Iran and Afghanistan to buy its liquefied petroleum gas.

Kazakhstan’s Liquid natural gas production has decreased in January-August 2012 amounted to 1.425 million tons, according to the Kazakh Statistics Agency’s Central Dispatching Administration. In September the production of LPG in the country amounted to 157,800 tons. This figure is by 8.1% less than in the previous month and by 14.9% less than in August 2011.

Regarding Iran, Fars news agency reported in August that the volume of LPG produced in different units across Iran has witnessed a 54% increase during the first four months of the current Iranian year (started on March 21). According to manager of the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) for Coordination and Supervision of Production Mehdi Jamshidi (مهدی جمشیدی), over 466,000 tons of LPG have been produced in Iran during this period.

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