TEHRAN, YJC. Despite sanctions on Iranian gas by EU, five European countries rank among major customers of South Pars gas.
At a time when sanctions rule, Iran has exported worth more than
$7 billion gas to Asian and European countries.
Since the beginning of the current Iranian year (now 336 days) 8
million tons of gas condensates were exported from Asaluyeh.
China, Japan, UAE, India, Indonesia, Netherlands, Belgium, Spain,
Turkey, Romania, Taiwan, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Afghanistan are important
customers of gas and petrochemical products from Asaluyeh.
On the other hand the Norwegian Statoil ASA was exempted from sanctions
late 2012 to receive 2 to 4 gas cargoes per month from South Park.
Statoil has said in an announcement that the company purchases South
Pars LPG as repayment of debts owed by the National
Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) for completed projects on the giant South Pars gas
field and exploration on the Anaran and Khoramabad fields.
'We receive the cargo at
the LPG terminals in Iran and transport it by ship to markets outside Europe
and the USA. Cargoes of LPG serve as down payment of NIOC's debt to us,' Company
spokesman Morten Eek said back in 2012.
informed the Norwegian and United States authorities on this and we will
continue the dialogue to ensure that our activities are in accordance with the
current sanctions,” Eek added.