News from Ukraine: Ukraine may transit Iranian oil, gas to East Europe

16:29 Aug. 2, 2016

Ukraine may transit Iranian oil, gas to East Europe

Ukraine may transit Iranian oil, gas to East Europe (UNIAN Photo)

Iran's officials say they will consider this proposal

Iran will examine Ukraine's proposal to transit Iran's oil to Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

It was reported by Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh after he held talks with Ukraine's Minister of Energy and Coal Industry Ihor Nasalyk in Tehran, on August 1.

According to Iran's Oil Ministry, Tehran is also ready to start oil cooperation with Ukraine, despite the fact the Ukraine's refining capacity is low, so it imports oil derivatives.

Iranian media IRNA and Shana also added that Kyiv 'is keen on transit of Iranian oil and gas to Eastern European countries'.

Zanganeh noted that Ukraine's engineering industry also looks attractive. The parties are currently working on cooperation in the field of gas turbines and compressors.

Read also Ukraine and Iran to boost cooperation in all areas

As earlier reported, the Ukrainian delegation headed by Nasalyk is on a working visit to Iran on July 31 - August 2, where they plan to meet with Energy Minister Hamid Chitchiyan.

Also, they will hold bilateral and multilateral meetings with representatives of Iranian companies. 

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