20 հոկտեմբեր, 2018 15:46
In the run-up to the November 5 deadline when US sanctions against Tehran will be reinstated, a degree of uncertainty is emerging as to the actual level of Iran’s oil production and exports. According to the Managing Director of the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC), Iranian oil shipments abroad have fallen only “very slightly” recently, while production has remained stable. Iran claims to have produced 3.76 MMb/d of crude oil in September, as compared to 3.81 MMb/d in August. Oil-sector analysts have not announced the same numbers: Platts, using its tradeflow monitoring software, estimates a figure of 3.6 MMb/d in August and 3.5 MMb/d in September.