TEHRAN (NIORDC) - Iranian Minister of Petroleum Javad Owji said: measures have been taken at the ministry to prevent the country from becoming an importer of petrol. Emphasizing that the Ministry of Petroleum will not be kept by the outcome of the ongoing nuclear talks in Vienna, adding, "With the measures taken and the support of members of parliament, petrol imports will not occur."
Speaking on the sidelines of the signing ceremony of the Pars Petroleum Products Pipeline (Mehraran - Fasa - Shiraz), he told reporters that in recent months, foreign funding has been used in some of the country"s development projects, adding that details of these contracts will be published soon if needed.
He said that the 445-kilometer Pars pipeline (Mehraran-Fasa-Shiraz) will be built using the financial resources of Tejarat Bank. "This project like other recent projects will be supporters by local resources. Today, banks can enter oil industry projects instead of investing their resources and operating as firms."