Jet Fuel Exports at 5.7m Liters

Jet Fuel Exports at 5.7m LitersJet Fuel Exports at 5.7m Liters

Iran exported more than 5.7 million liters of jet fuel to Afghanistan and Armenia in September, managing director of the National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution Company said.

Keramat Veys-Karami added that 1.2 million liters of jet fuel was supplied from a storage facility in the city of Arak in Fars Province to Afghanistan while 4.5 million liters were exported to northwestern neighbor Armenia, IRNA reported on Friday.

Jet fuel is a specialized type of fuel used to power aircrafts. It is generally of a higher quality than what is used in heating or road transport.

NIORDC in Fars Province is one of the 37 operational zones in the country receiving oil products like regular and Euro-4 gasoline, regular and Euro-4 diesel, kerosene and jet fuel, via the Tehran-Mashhad 20-inch pipeline.

In addition, 3.09 million tons and 1.5 million tons of liquefied natural gas or LPG were delivered to Afghanistan and Pakistan in September.

"Boosting petroleum byproducts to neighboring states is a top priority," Veys Karami said.

Iran's jet fuel production and export capacity, among other fuels, is expected to rise by 370,000 liters a day upon the launch of the Persian Gulf Star Refinery in the port city of Bandar Abbas.