Owji says U.S. senators have confirmed rise in Iran’s oil output, exports

SHANA (Tehran) – U.S. senators and Western media have confirmed the increase in Iran’s oil production and exports despite sanctions over the past two years, said Iranian Oil Minister Javad Owji on Saturday.

Production and exports of oil products and gas condensates are on the rise thanks to the unflinching efforts of the Oil Ministry’s staff, added the minister.

Delivering speech at the joint morning ceremony of the oil sector’s Basij voluntary forces to mark the Sacred Defense Week, the start of an eight-year war imposed on Iran in the 1980s by then Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, paid tribute to Iranians who fought and sacrificed their lives like Mohammad Javad Tondgouyan, Iran’s former oil minister, who was martyred during the imposed war.

Although Khark Island was bombed constantly, Iran’s crude oil exports did not stop even for a single day, recalled Owji, comparing the wartime with the present time that Iranian oil industrialists have prevented any halt to exports and any energy insecurity despite harshest sanctions.

The Statistical Center of Iran (SCI) and the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) registered 19.8 percent and 16.4 percent economic growth for domestic oil and gas industry in spring 2023, respectively, revealing the great efforts made in upstream and downstream sectors, the minister concluded.

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