Despite recent US sanctions, not only are oil workers unemployed, but they have overtime.
To circumvent sanctions, the Ministry of Petroleum transferred all the oil refineries to the private sector.
In fact, the government did not delegate any refineries, but rather privatized the ministry by launching a Syrian board of directors with close and trusted individuals.
Today the only income of the country is the sale of petroleum products produced in refineries such as oil, coke, diesel, paraffin, bitumen and even gasoline.
The Ministry of Oil exports these materials instead of oil and sells them through Pakistan, Turkey and Iraq.
If exports of these petroleum products are also boycotted and monitored on Iran’s borders, all revenues of the Islamic Republic of Iran could be reduced to near nothing. Today, the regime has a huge income from petroleum products.
In Iran, Euro 6 is the preferred standard.
Euro 6 is the sixth and latest directive set by the European Union to help reduce the level of harmful pollutants produced by new vehicles. The Euro 6 standard sets out the acceptable limits for these exhaust emissions, and since September 2015, all new cars sold have had to comply with the Euro 6 standard
Iran also produces Euro 2 petrol and dealers in Pakistan buy it easily and cheaply.
January 1996 (January 1997) The Euro 2 standard further reduced the limit for carbon monoxide emissions and also reduced the combined limit for unburned hydrocarbons and oxides of nitrogen for both petrol and diesel vehicles. Euro 2 introduced different emissions limits for petrol and diesel.
Prevent Iran from exporting through these countries and the regime will no longer have the money to support terrorism and its mercenaries.
Currently, all refineries operate day and night, and much of Iran’s oil is sold. For example, bitumen is not found in Iran today because its exports have kept the regime afloat.