March 18, 2011
Since the US blacklisted IRISL and all its vessels in September 2008, 73 of the 123 ships listed at the time have changed hands – on paper, at least. Some are now registered with companies based in locations from Hong Kong to the Isle of Man.
February 12, 2011
Tehran says it is becoming self-sufficient in petrol, in the hope of warding off the pain of sanctions. But detractors say the method chosen is uneconomic and environmentally unfriendly.
December 17, 2010
As former Soviet neighbours carve out oilfields for themselves, Iranian leaders face near-impossible task of finding deal that satisfies both other states and their own people.
November 12, 2010
Officials in Tehran are excited at the prospect of Iran taking over the chair of OPEC, but analysts say the honour is less significant than it seems.
October 7, 2010
Oil industry officials are worried about Iran’s ability to deal with similar offshore accidents closer to home.
September 14, 2010
Economic relationship with China is one-sided and the influx of cheap Chinese-made goods has priced many Iranian companies out of the market.
July 8, 2010
Oil sold at discount and through middlemen to keep exports going despite trade restrictions.
April 25, 2010
Iran says following a decision by major Russian oil firm Lukoil to halt all activities in the country that its oil industry can cope without foreign expertise.
February 2, 2010
Brief clash highlights risk of further conflict as Iran sets out to guard oil reserves.