FILE PHOTO: Iran’s Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh talks to journalists throughout a gathering of the Group of the Petroleum Exporting International locations (OPEC) in Vienna, Austria, November 30, 2016. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader/File Picture
GENEVA (Reuters) – Iran has found oil within the southwestern Abadan area for the primary time, Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh was quoted as saying by the Mehr information company on Wednesday.
The oil was discovered at a depth of three,570 metres in an exploratory nicely and is “very gentle and candy”, Zanganeh reportedly mentioned.
“That is the primary time we’ve reached oil within the Abadan area,” the minister was quoted as saying.
Zanganeh gave no estimate of how a lot oil the nicely may include.
The US withdrew from a nuclear take care of Iran final yr and imposed sanctions to choke Iran’s oil and banking industries, whereas briefly permitting eight prospects to maintain shopping for crude from the Islamic Republic.
Iran can’t be shut out of world power markets due to its huge oil and gasoline reserves, President Hassan Rouhani mentioned on Wednesday, in keeping with the official presidency web site.
“With regard to grease points, fortunately we’re pursuing numerous paths and roads for promoting oil and we bypass American sanctions with satisfaction,” Rouhani mentioned.
Reporting by Babak Dehghanpisheh; modifying by Dale Hudson and Jason Neely