Jan 25, 2014, 2:53 PM
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Iran's oil exporting fleet includes 37 giant tankers

Tehran, Jan 25, IRNA – A senior official at the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) said Saturday that 37 giant tankers are working in the country's oil exporting fleet.

Director of NIOC's International Affairs Department Mohsen Qamsari said the total number of tankers carrying Iran's exported crude oil stood at 60 oil tankers all belonging to Iran.

Referring to some recent reports on extension of the insurance coverage for the Iranian oil tankers by India, Qamsari said there was no problem in that regard.

He added that the latest reports about insurance of Iranian oil cargo by India were "nothing but propaganda fuss."

Under no sanction conditions, Iranian oil tankers sail in the territorial waters of 50 countries, said the official, noting that Tehran has decided to increase the capacity of its oil tankers to one billion barrels.

According to a report by Indian commerce ministry, the country has parchased about 12 million dollars worth of Iranian crude oil in the 2012-2013 fiscal year.