Iran Economy NewsBP, Iran Air end contract at Hamburg

BP, Iran Air end contract at Hamburg

-

Reuters: Oil major BP has ceased supplying jet fuel to Iran Air at Germany’s Hamburg airport, both parties confirmed on Tuesday.

By Michael Hogan and Emma Farge

HAMBURG/LONDON, July 13 (Reuters) – Oil major BP has ceased supplying jet fuel to Iran Air at Germany’s Hamburg airport, both parties confirmed on Tuesday.

Two Iran Air aircraft were unable to refuel at the airport earlier this month and had to be diverted.

“We can confirm the contract finished at the end of June,” sad a BP spokesman, without giving a reason. She declined to comment on whether BP has ended all contracts with the Iranian flagship carrier.

The confirmation follows reports that Iranian aircraft have been denied fuel in Germany, Britain and a Gulf Arab state as a result of the latest set of U.S. sanctions designed to heap pressure on the Islamic Republic over its nuclear programme.

This was later denied by an Iranian official.

Iran Air’s Germany manager Mohammad Reza Rajabi told Reuters he expected a new fuel agreement to be signed with a supplier in Hamburg “within a few days”.

He declined to name the new supplier, adding that negotiations were underway.

Planes at other European airports are being fuelled normally, he said.

“We do not have problems in other European airports, only there (Hamburg)…I think it will be a normal situation by next week.”

Some aircraft which had not refuelled at Hamburg have been diverted to Frankfurt and Vienna, he said.

Rival supplier Royal Dutch Shell plans to let its contracts to supply Iran Air with jet fuel lapse in response to the latest U.S. sanctions, an industry source said last week.

(Editing by William Hardy)

Latest news

NCRI Hosts Conference in France To Address the Need To Hold the Iranian Regime Accountable for Its Crimes

On January 17, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) hosted a conference in Auvers-sur-Oise, north of Paris,...

Iran’s Regime Tries To Whitewash Its Crimes

Iran’s State Prisons and Security and Corrective Measures Organization, which is under the supervision of the Judiciary, has distributed...

Iran: Raisi’s Six-Month Economic Record Contrasts Sharply With His 7,000-Page Program

In the summer of 2021, the Iran regime’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei installed the infamous Judiciary Chief Ebrahim Raisi...

Iran’s Export in the Casino of the State Mafia

The Chairman of the Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Mohammad Khansari, has stated that the total volume of exports of...

Will Iraq Get Ever Free of Iran’s Sway?

After many years and massive popular protests, there are indications that Iraq’s body politic has decided to separate its...

Iran: The Truth Behind Regime’s Call for a Return

While brain drain and migration from Iran under the mullahs’ rule has one of the highest rates in the...

Must read

Iran army warns US of ‘harsh consequences’ over Syria

AFP: A top Iranian military chief warned on Sunday...

Blast, followed by fire, hits Iran oil pipeline

AP: An explosion struck an oil pipeline in Iran's...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you