Iran May Double Supplies Of Oil Products To Afghanistan
Tehran may double the supply of oil products to Afghanistan, as, according to forecasts, opportunities for the Iranian side in the Afghan market will increase with the Taliban. This was stated on Thursday by the official representative of the Union of Exporters of Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Products of Iran Hamid Hosseini. They have given a positive response to Afghanistan's request to start exporting oil products. According to Hosseini, given the latest developments, the exporters' union predicts that the situation for Iran in the Afghan oil product market will improve.
On August 23, the Union of Exporters of Oil, Gas and Petrochemicals of Iran announced that Tehran has resumed deliveries of gasoline and diesel fuel to Afghanistan after the radical Taliban cut customs tariffs by 70%. The main problem Iran faced in the neighboring country was corruption and the collection of fees from traders.
Afghanistan does not have its own oil refining facilities and is dependent on neighboring countries. Hosseini said that last year Iran exported 274,000 tons of Iranian gas oil and 80,000 tons of gasoline to the neighboring country. The largest exporters are also Turkmenistan and the USA.