Iran’s products distributor NIOPDC aims to provide 4mn tons (roughly 70,000 b/d) of fuel to ships visiting Iranian ports in the current Iranian year to March 2015, according to MD Mostafa Kashkouli. NIOPDC provided 2.8mn tons of fuel worth $1.5bn in the previous Iranian year, he says. NIOPDC began bunkering in 2007 when it sold 1mn tons.

Volumes rose to 4.2mn tons in 2010 but have since collapsed due to sanctions. Iran’s bunker ports are Bandar Abbas, Kharg, Bushehr, Qeshm, Assaluyeh and Chabahar. NIOPDC is looking to expand bunkering in cooperation with the private sector. (CONTINUED - 212 WORDS)