Kyiv, Tehran mull Iranian oil transportation through Ukraine Energy
Kyiv and Tehran are discussing the possibility of supplying oil from Iran through Ukraine, as well as oil refining at Ukrainian enterprises, RIA Novosti quoted Ukraine’s deputy Prime Minister Gennadiy Zubko as saying March 7.
“We are interested in diversification of oil products’ supply to Ukraine. On the other hand, Iran shows interest in diversifying the export of its oil and oil products,” said Zubko on ‘112 Ukraine’ TV.
“Therefore, the possibility of refining Iranian oil in Ukraine, storing crude oil in the country and then diversification of supplies to the European Union is also on the agenda,” he added.
The deputy prime minister noted that although the supply of Iranian oil to the EU is a strategic issue, both sides are interested in it.