Iran to Launch Oil Bourse Sunday

A03874619.jpgTEHRAN (FNA) – Iranian Oil Minister Gholam Hossein Nozari said the country’s long-awaited Oil Bourse will be inaugurated Sunday.The inauguration ceremony will be attended by Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs Davoud Danesh Jafari, who will appoint head of the Iranian Oil Bourse.

Jafari earlier stated that the Oil Bourse will be located on the Persian Gulf island of Kish and the official trade currency will be the Iranian rial.

The bourse will act as a trading platform for oil, petrochemical, and gas products.

Experts say the success of an oil bourse would largely depend on cooperation with other OPEC members as well as a much-needed consensus from the Persian Gulf states.

Meantime, an electricity bourse will be inaugurated in the first six months of the next Iranian year (to start March 20).

Referring to the power plants as the main applicants, Mohammad Hossein Javid added that 25 percent of the energy will be marketed in Tehran Stock Exchange (TSE).

He called the measure a strategy to reduce the waste of power.

“This will remarkably increase the power plants’ output by 25-50 percent,” he added.

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