Iran oil export revenues down 45pc
Tehran, January 7, 2013
Iran's oil sales revenues have slumped by 45 percent since last March and are likely to remain low over the next three months, Iranian Oil Minister Rostam Qasemi told a parliamentary budget committee on Monday.
Qasemi has typically played down the impact of Western restrictions on oil sales but he told Iranian MPs on Monday that sales volumes had fallen by 40 percent over the last nine months while earnings had dropped by 45 percent, ISNA quoted the spokesman for the budget and planning committee as saying. - Reuters