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Iran exports first gasoline shipment
Tue Sep 28, 2010 1:3PM
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Iran has increased its daily gasoline production by over 20 million liters.
Iran has started exporting gasoline, about a month after increasing its daily fuel production by over 20 million liters (5,284,000 gallons).

“The first shipment of Iran's gasoline has been exported,” Ali Asghar Arshi, manager of international affairs at the National Iranian Oil Company, said on Tuesday.

Iranian Oil Minister Masoud Mirkazemi announced earlier in September that the country reached self-sufficiency after increasing its gasoline production to 66.5 million liters.

He later said Iran had stopped placing orders for gasoline purchase from abroad after increasing its domestic production.

Arshi did not say which country had bought Iran's first gasoline shipment, Mehr News Agency reported.

“By producing [gasoline] in some petrochemical complexes, Iran reached self-sufficiency in gasoline and will soon export more gasoline shipments,” he said.

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