The nation of Iran has waited close to a decade to remove their U.S. imposed shackles and break out of sanctions that forced the oil producer to seek revenues from black market mechanisms. But in just a few short months since Washington signed an agreement with Tehran to have their sanctions lifted, they are suddenly being courted by countries desperate to find a new market for their exports.
And like Africa was in the 19th century, Iran is suddenly emerging as a new frontier.
Iran is exporting 300,000 barrels of oil daily to European countries, Oil Minister Bijan Zangeneh said. The National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) will soon finalize an agreement with France’s Total to sell 160,000 barrels a day to the company.
The minister added that the contract will be officially signed on February 16.
In addition to purchasing Iranian oil, “Total has indicated its readiness to take part in the development of South Azadegan oil field and Iran LNG project,” he was quoted by PressTV.
The necessary information on the projects will be provided to Total, and then the French oil giant will offer its proposals to the Iranian side. – Sputnik News